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Govt delays decision to remove Bilawal, Murad Ali Shah’s names from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The government has deferred the decision to remove the names of Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah from the Exit Control List (ECL).

Sources said that the government is using delaying tactics in removing the names of Bilawal and Murad Ali Shah despite the Supreme Court’s order.

On Thursday, the cabinet decided to wait for the written order of the Supreme Court regarding the removal of Bilawal and Murad Ali Shah’s names from the ECL.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of the federal cabinet, which met here to discuss a 26-point agenda.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the PPP leaders Asif Ali Zardari, Murad Ali Shah and Faryal Talpur have severe allegations against them in relation to the money laundering case.

“These people used to transfer billions of dollars abroad through benami accounts,” he said.

According to sources, the cabinet members agreed to wait for a written order from the apex court before making any decision on whether to allow or bar the suspects from flying abroad.