ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name would be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) after consultation and on recommendations of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the medical board.
“The process is underway to remove name of Nawaz Sharif from the ECL. The government does not place people’s name on the ECL, rather they are placed on recommendations of the NAB and the courts,” Firdous Ashiq Awan said while addressing media in Islamabad.
She said the former PM was convicted by an accountability court in the case in which the NAB was the complainant. She expressed hope that the NAB would give its recommendations in one day.
The Sharif family has requested the Interior Ministry to strike off Nawaz’s name from the no-fly list so that he could get treatment from London.
On Oct 28, Chief Executive Sharif Medical City and physician of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Dr Adnan Khan said that Nawaz Sharif was critically unwell.
On Nov 8, Maryam Nawaz, daughter of the former Prime Minister, had said she would not be able to accompany her father as her passport was with the court. She said Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif will most likely leave for London along with her father.
On Nov 4, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had granted Vice President Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz bail in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.
To a query regarding health of former president Asif Ali Zardari, Firdous Ashiq Awan said the government would accept the report of public hospital instead of private hospital and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) should adopt due course for remedy.