Petition filed in SC for arrest, ECL placement of Sharif family

F.P. Report

LAHORE:  A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry pleading for placing the names of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his children Maryam, Hussain and Hasan, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar in the Exit Control List (ECL).

The petition has been filed by the Khudai Khidmatgar institute. The petition pleads that the Supreme Court has ordered the National Accountability Bureau to file references against the Sharif family members.

It states that as per NAB Ordinance, 1999, persons against whom inquiries are ongoing can be arrested on orders of the NAB chairman.

The petitioner also claims that there is a fear that the Sharif family members present in the country can flee abroad. Therefore, the court should place the respondents on the ECL and have them arrested as per the law.

Then prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from holding public office by the Supreme Court on Friday.

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