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Interim federal cabinet likely to consider putting Nawaz, his family names on ECL today

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Interim Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk has summoned a federal cabinet meeting to discuss the matter of putting Nawaz Sharif and his family on the exit control list (ECL).

Earlier on Monday, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested the Ministry of Interior to place Nawaz and his children names on the ECL. It was NAB’s second letter on the matter. The letter also requested the interior ministry to place Hasan and Hussain on the list.

The federal cabinet is also to discuss the transfer of chief secretaries and inspectors generals of police (IGPs) of all provinces before the general election.

The private news channel claimed that information secretary Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, power secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, and trade secretary Younus Dagha were the strong candidates for Chief Secretary.

A six-member caretaker federal cabinet appointed by interim prime minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk was sworn-in on June 5.

The cabinet includes former governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Shamshad Akhtar, former Pakistan ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah Hussain Haroon, former senator Roshan Khursheed Bharucha, Mohammad Yousuf Shaikh, Mohammad Azam Khan, and Syed Ali Zafar.

Haroon has the portfolio of foreign ministry and national security division along with the additional portfolio of Ministry of Defence. Akhtar was appointed finance minister and planning minister in the caretaker setup. She was also given the additional portfolio of privatisation ministry.

Azam Khan has the portfolio of Ministry of Interior, while Yusuf Shaikh was appointed as the minister of education.

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