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Zulfi’s name on ECL: IHC issues notices to interior ministry, NAB

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday has issued notices to Interior Ministry and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over a plea seeking to exclude name of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan’s close aide Zulfi Bukhari from Exit Control List (ECL).

Justice Amir Farooq conducted hearing of the case during which, Zulfi Bukhari’s lawyer said that imposing travel ban on his client is contrary to human rights.

He said that Zulfi was first stopped from traveling to Saudi Arabia for Umrah on June 11, however, he was later given permission for six days. My client’s name was unlawfully put on ECL, he added.

The lawyer said that NAB cannot bar anyone from traveling abroad on an undergoing inquiry and requested the court to withdraw this decision.

Meanwhile, Justice Amir asked Zulfi why he needs restraining order.The court suspended notification of Interior Ministry and also rejected Zulfi’s appeal of giving restraining order over the issue.

Moreover, hearing of the case has been adjourned until June 21.

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