Zardari, Talpur's names removed from ECL
The two had been barred from leaving Pakistan over their alleged involvement in money laundering.
ISLAMABAD (DunyaNews) – The interior ministry on Wednesday removed the names of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur from the Exit Control List (ECL).
Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur had been barred from leaving the country over their alleged involvement in money laundering through fake accounts.
During the hearing of the case on July 12, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar clarified that the court did not order to put names of former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on Exit Control List (ECL).
The chief justice asked whether Zardari and Faryal were accused or not as the directives were issued to only include names of accused in the ECL. Uproar was created on what the court has not ordered, Justice Nisar added.
It is to be mentioned here that Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and their associates are accused of sending Rs35 billion abroad through fake accounts after which, their names were placed on Exit Control List (ECL).
The police first investigation report (FIR) stated that M/S Zardari Group (Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, etc) got Rs15,000,000 and were among the beneficiaries of the transaction trail of fake bank accounts maintained by Omni Group, owned by Anwar Majeed, another close aide of the former president.