New Pak Govt amends ECL rules, removes thousands from list

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah announced Friday that the newly-elected government amended rules related to the Exit Control List (ECL) and removed the names of several thousand people from the list.

In his first press conference at the Interior Ministry. The minister said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had formed a committee to update the rules governing the inclusion of a person’s name in the Exit Control List.

“Therefore, with a swift pace, federal ministers Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Asad Mehmood, Naveed Qamar, and Azam Nazeer Tarrar came forward with their suggestions. And the cabinet approved them,” he said..”

According to the interior minister, if someone’s name has been on the exit list for more than 120 days. Their name will be automatically removed. 4,863 words appear in the list, and 3,000 characters have been drawn.”

During an interview, the interior minister said, The government could extend the duration of the cap by 90 days. If it believed that there was evidence against a person.

“After the government presents the evidence to the ECL committee, they will approve it and extend the time frame.

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Threats to former prime minister Imran Khan

According to the interior ministry, foolproof security has been provided for him since the PTI chairman faced threats.

In addition to the security that Secretary Azam Khan had approved, rangers, Frontier Corps, bulletproof cars, and other requirements have also been provided,” he said.

Moreover, The interior ministry assured Khan and his allies that the current regime would provide Khan. And his supporter’s security despite being the incumbent government’s political rivals.

A press release has also been issued following the conclusion of the National Security Committee meeting. And PM Sharif has directed government officials not to discuss it further.

“But let me tell you that there is no consensus — Imran Khan was the target of a conspiracy,” said the interior minister.

Sanaullah complained that no one’s name was on the letter sent to ex-Pakistan ambassador to Washington, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan. He rejected Khan’s claim that his name was included in the letter.

“Foreign interference should not be allowed in a country’s affairs,” he said.

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