Al Qadir Trust case: Govt puts Imran Khan, Bushra’s names on ECL

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has put the name of former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan on the Exit Control List.

The federal cabinet gave the approval regarding placing Imran Khan’s name in the ECL through a circular summary on Monday.

The PTI chief’s name was put in the no-fly list in connection with Al Qadir Trust corruption case involving transfer of £190 million to the Supreme Court of Pakistan by the UK’s National Crime Agency as a result of its settlement with a Pakistani real estate tycoon.

The cabinet has also decided to put the name of Imran’s wife Bushra Bibi on the Exit Control List.

Following the recommendation of NAB Rawalpindi, the cabinet approved the inclusion of the names of Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi in the ECP.

Earlier, a German news agency, DPA, reported on Friday quoting two FIA officials that Pakistan’s government has restricted former prime minister Imran Khan, his wife and hundreds of political aides from travelling abroad.

Khan’s wife, Bushra Bibi, and more than 500 leaders and members of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party have also been added to the list, officials said.

“It is a standard practice in every case. All those who face court cases are barred from leaving the country,” one of the officials told dpa.

Khan on Friday “thanked” the government for putting him on the no-fly list.

In a tweet, he said: “I want to thank the government for putting my name on the ECL as I have no plans to travel abroad, because I neither have any properties or businesses abroad nor even a bank account outside the country.

“If and when I do get an opportunity for a holiday, it will be in our northern mountains, my favourite place on earth.”