Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name has been removed from the exit control list (ECL) and he has finally been issued a green passport by the government, led by his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif. The former prime minister’s new passport with a 10-year validity was processed in the urgent category. As of now, the passport’s status in the immigration and passports department’s system is “active”.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday fixed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s plea seeking her removal from the Exit Control List (ECL) for hearing on February 18. A two-member bench of the LHC headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi will hear the plea. Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh will be the other member of the bench.
PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah’s name has been added to the Exit Control List (ECL). Due to this, he will not be able to travel abroad. But Sanaullah said it didn’t make a difference to him as he had no plans of leaving the country. A day earlier, the federal government added the names of PML-N leaders Maryam Nawaz and former senator Waqar Ahmed to the no-fly list.
Former premier Nawaz Sharif’s departure from the country was postponed on Monday as the PML-N supremo’s name is yet to be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) by the authorities. The former premier was set to depart for London via Doha today along with his brother Shehbaz Sharif and family physician Dr Adnan Khan. However, his ticket has now been cancelled.