Cabinet sub-committee to meet again on Nawaz ECL matter

Cabinet sub-committee to meet again on Nawaz ECL matter

Islamabad (Agencies): Federal cabinet’s sub-committee meeting ended without reaching any decision regarding removal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's name from the ECL.


Earlier the day, a meeting of the committee chaired by Federal Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem, discussed an application filed by the PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif seeking removal of Nawaz’s name from the ECL on humanitarian grounds.

Special Assistant to the PM Imran on Accountability Shahzad Akbar, Nawaz Sharif’s personal medic Dr Adnan and a representative of Shehbaz Sharif, Atta Tarrar attended the meeting.

Secretary health and head of the medical board, treating the former prime minister, briefed the cabinet’s sub-committee over Nawaz’s health condition.

The meeting of the sub-committee now will be held on 9:30pm.

Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) refused to give an opinion on the issue, saying that the federal cabinet had the authority to remove anyone’s name from the no-fly list.

The accountability bureau said it had no objection to the government’s letter and neither had it given approval for it.

On Monday, Nawaz’ departure from the country has been delayed as the former premier’s name premier is yet to be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL).

According to sources, the PML-N supremo was set to depart for London via Doha on Monday.