ECL investigation: IHC orders Zulfi Bukhari to cooperate with NAB
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered Zulfi Bukhari, close friend of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s to cooperate with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in investigation regarding the issue of placing his name on Exit Control List (ECL).
Justice Amir Farooq of IHC heard the case on Thursday. during the hearing officials of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) appeared before the court.
Lawyer of Zulfi Bukhari presented his arguments and said that his client was traveling to Saudi Arabia on a British passport when he was stopped at airport.
Earlier, Zulfi Bukhari’s lawyer had said that imposing travel ban on his client is contrary to human rights. He said that Zulfi was first stopped from traveling to Saudi Arabia for Umrah on June 11, however, he was later given permission for six days. My client’s name was unlawfully put on ECL, he added.
The lawyer said that NAB cannot bar anyone from traveling abroad on an undergoing inquiry and requested the court to withdraw this decision.