Dr Asim name in ECL: SC issues contempt of court notice to interior ministry

F.P. Report

KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) issued notice to interior secretary in a petition filed against the Interior ministry by former minister and PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain over non-removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

Dr Asim filed a petition and requested the court to starts contempt proceedings against the Interior ministry for not removing his name from the ECL despite the SC order which was issued on November 16.

PPP Leader Dr Asim requested from the Supreme Court to remove his name from the ECL so he can travel to abroad for medical treatment once again.

Dr Asim had requested his name be removed from the ECL so he may be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment once again.

Sardar Latif Khosa, counsel of Dr Asim told court that his client flight was originally on November 9 and then rescheduled it to Nov 21 but it was also missed because his name was still on the ECL and was unable travel abroad for treatment.

After hearing the argument the court subsequently issued a notice to the interior secretary seeking a reply to the petition, and adjourned the case until Nov 29.