Islamabad: The Supreme Court has given its order for the removal of the names of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah from the Exit Control List (ECL).
“But removing of the names will not prevent NAB to probe and in case sufficient material is found connecting these individuals with cognizable offences, it will not be precluded from making an appropriate request to the federal government to place their names on [the] ECL again or take any appropriate action provided by law,” says Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan.
A three member-bench comprised of included Justice Ahsan and led by CJP hard the Rs35 billion ‘fake accounts case’
Justice Ahsan was part of the three-judge bench headed by the chief justice that had taken up the fake accounts case.
Federal cabinet was looking forward to the detailed order and reasoning and this issue will be taken up in federal Cabinet meeting today.
Supreme Court said that those who are exempted from the ECl list must not think that probing will not be waged against them, every names that came up in JIT will be looked into and these individuals may need re-examination so that the correct conclusions can be arrived at.
Referring to the names of senior counsel Farooq H. Naek and his son, and that of the brother of Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan names that are in ECL , if no offence is found against the individual their name may be removed from the JIT and ECL lists.