ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said in its official response to the Interior Ministry on Monday that the federal government is authorised to take off the names of people from the Exit Control List, said sources.
The details of the response given by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) emerged amid the ongoing dilemma in reference to taking the name of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif off the ECL.
The ailing Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was expected to depart the country on Sunday, but his departure was delayed because his name could not be taken off the ECL.
Sources informed that the interior ministry had also sent the medical reports of the Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), although now the ball is in the ministry’s court again.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said in response that there is neither a clear objection nor an approval for removing the name of the Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif off the Exit Control List (ECL).
Federal Cabinet session on Tuesday
It was decided by the Interior Ministry to send the matter to the federal cabinet, however according to the rules, the issue should have been sent to a sub-committee first.
It is also the prerogative of the cabinet to pick up the matter before a sub-committee.
Following the development, a session will be held by the federal cabinet on Tuesday to finally decide on the issue of removing the name of Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from the ECL.
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to be taken off ECL today, says Punjab governor
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said on Monday that the leader of PML-N Nawaz Sharif would be removed from the list.
The governor said during a chat with media personnel at Alhamra Hall in Lahore “Everybody is worried about Mian Nawaz Sharif’s health but the issue should not be politicised”.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said that the government had constituted a medical board since it was not willing to to take any risks on the health of Nawaz Sharif. He further added that the former prime minister would be free to go anywhere for treatment.
The former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was granted bail by the Islamabad High Court on humanitarian grounds days after he was hospitalised in critical condition last month.