LHC directs federal govt to explain ECL mechanism

LAHORE: The Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) on Friday directed the federal authorities to submit feedback on a petition in search of clarification of procedures concerning inclusion and removing of names within the Exit Management Record (ECL).

A excessive court docket bench directed the federal government to come back up its reply to the petition by Feb 20.

The federal authorities, prime minister, inside minister, chairman NAB and different departments involved have been made respondents within the petition.

“In accordance with the legislation, secretary inside has proper to position names on the ECL”, the petitioner acknowledged in his plea.

He additional contended that names weren’t included or excluded from the ECL even on the court docket orders, which made the ECL process additional sophisticated.

He pleaded the court docket to make clear the process of induction and removing of the names from the ECL.

Earlier, on Jan 17, the federal cupboard ordered removing of Pakistan Peoples Occasion (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s names from the exit management listing (ECL) within the mild of a Supreme Court docket verdict.

Taking robust exception to the cupboard’s earlier determination of inserting the names, particularly that of the Sindh CM and different politicians within the ECL on the idea of a Joint Investigation Workforce (JIT) report on faux financial institution accounts, the SC had directed the federal government to evaluation the choice.

Former chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar had directed to strike off the names of Bilawal, the chief minister and Farooq H Naek from the ECL and the Joint Investigation Workforce (JIT) report pertaining to the faux financial institution accounts case.

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