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Interim Government Adds 30 Names To ECL

Interim Government Adds 30 Names To ECL

On Wednesday, the caretaker federal government in Islamabad took the decision to add 35 names to the Exit Control List (ECL). As per media reports, the federal cabinet provided its approval to include these names, encompassing individuals implicated in corruption, criminal activities, and offenses against the national treasury.

The inclusion of names on the ECL extends to those who absconded following their resignation from government positions. The Ministry of Interior presented a summary to the federal cabinet, seeking its approval for this measure.

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In a parallel development, approval was granted to remove the names of 30 individuals from the Exit Control List. Additionally, four individuals have been allowed to travel abroad under a one-time permission provision. Meanwhile, the cases of 26 individuals have been deferred for various reasons, delaying any immediate action.

This move by the caretaker federal government underscores its commitment to addressing issues related to corruption and ensuring accountability for those involved in criminal activities. By placing names on the ECL, the government aims to restrict the mobility of individuals under investigation or implicated in cases detrimental to the national interest. Simultaneously, the decision to remove certain names and allow travel for specific individuals reflects a nuanced approach, considering the circumstances of each case.

The use of the Exit Control List serves as a mechanism to prevent individuals facing legal scrutiny from leaving the country, ensuring that they remain within the jurisdiction for the duration of investigations. The caretaker government’s proactive stance in managing the ECL, both in adding and removing names, is a testament to its commitment to upholding the rule of law and fostering accountability.

As the government continues to take measures against corruption and related offenses, the decisions regarding the Exit Control List play a crucial role in safeguarding the legal process and maintaining the integrity of ongoing investigations. The balancing act of allowing travel in specific cases while deferring others demonstrates a careful consideration of individual circumstances in the pursuit of justice.