Islamabad: In the wake of Supreme Court’s verdict, the federal cabinet on Thursday decided to put off Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s names from the exit control list (ECL).
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a federal cabinet meeting and decided to meet the demands of the apex court order in letter and spirit.
Previously, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, directed on January 7, to remove the names of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and former president Asif Ali Zardari’s counsel Farooq Naek from the Exit Control List (ECL).
Lawyer Faisal Siddiqui showed up before court led by a three-member bench led by CJP Nisar on behalf of the JIT. During the court hearing, Justice Nisar interrogated the role of Bilawal in the case and questioned why his name was included in the JIT report and ECL.
“What wrong did he do to come to Pakistan. Why has this innocent kid’s name on the ECL? Did the JIT put him on the no-fly list to defame him,” told the CJP. “He is merely carrying forward the mission of his mother.”