Petition filed in IHC to put Nawaz Sharif, his children and others on Exit Control List

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday accepted for hearing a petition calling for the names of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members to be added to the Exit Control List (ECL), and will hold its first hearing of the case on Monday.

The petition, filed by lawyer Raees Abdulwahid, asks that the names of Nawaz Sharif, his children, Hassan, Hussain and Maryam, son-in-law Capt Safdar, and former finance minister Ishaq Dar be placed on the ECL and their accounts frozen.

The petition comes days after the Supreme Court (SC), in a landmark ruling on the Panama Papers case, ordered Nawaz Sharif to step down as prime minister.

The July 28 judgement concluded Sharif had been ‘dishonest’ by not declaring in his nomination papers for the 2013 General Election ─ as required under Section 12(2)(f) of the Representation of the People Act (ROPA), 1976 ─ a salary of 10,000 dirhams receivable as chairman of the board of Dubai-based company Capital FZE owned by his son Hassan Nawaz.

Source: Dawn

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