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Nawaz, Maryam request ministry to remove names from ECL

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt Safdar requested the interior ministry to remove their names from the Exit Control List (ECL), media reports said Wednesday.

In a letter to the interior secretary, the Sharif family members claimed that Article 4, 15 and 25 of the constitution were being violated by placing their names on the list and that they were acquitted by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was unable to prove the corruption allegations levelled against them.

The letter concludes that Sharif family members are law-abiding citizens who surrendered themselves before the authorities after an accountability court judge declared them guilty.

Earlier, the Supreme Court issued a notice to Nawaz in a suo motu case related to allotment of 1,800 kanals Auqaf land around Pakpattan shrine to an individual in 1985 in violation of a high court order.

The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has also issued a public notice to 8,200 individuals who purchased the land.

In August, the federal cabinet, after being sworn in, had decided to place the names of Nawaz and Maryam on the ECL.

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