Malik Ishaq's name recommended for Exit Control List

Published: February 28, 2013

File photo of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat chief Malik Ishaq. PHOTO: REUTERS/ FILE

The Interior Ministry on Thursday discussed putting the name of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) chief Malik Muhammad Ishaq on the Exit Control List (ECL), Express News reported. Interior Minister Rehman Malik directed that a reminder should be issued for this recommendation.

The decision came amidst reports suggesting that Ishaq was planning to leave Pakistan.

Addressing a meeting in Islamabad on Thursday, Malik said that he had taken notice of the law and order situation and ordered the provinces to submit individual reports on the terrorist groups in their respective regions.

He further asked the provinces to put forward proposals to stop the activities of groups who have been involved in terrorist activities throughout the country, many of which are now working under other  names after they were banned previously.

Earlier, as many as 119 members of the ASWJ, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) were placed under ‘preventive detention’ under the Maintenance of Public Order in a province-wide operation by the Punjab police and the Counter-Terrorism Department. Malik Ishaq, Ghulam Rasool Shah, and Maavia Azam Tariq are already in police custody.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • f
    Feb 28, 2013 - 6:13PM

    he should be exiled why do you want to hold on to him

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  • aziz anwar
    Feb 28, 2013 - 6:16PM

    Face of a murder

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  • Feb 28, 2013 - 6:18PM

    And then we will listen a story of Great Escape in the hands of PIA… )

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  • fifi
    Feb 28, 2013 - 6:22PM

    Oh no please put him of the EXILE CONTROL LIST and never let him come back!

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  • bajee
    Feb 28, 2013 - 6:24PM

    For once in my life let me say ‘I like it, Rehman Malik!’

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  • Iftikhar Khan
    Feb 28, 2013 - 6:25PM

    He should be given ‘the’ exit he has done enough proven crimes to deserve that.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Feb 28, 2013 - 6:35PM

    Why no action was taken earlier. Everybody remembers everything near the elections. This is cheap publicity.

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  • Timothy
    Feb 28, 2013 - 7:32PM

    Exiling him sounded like a great plan to me but then I remembered how effectively some terror organisations are controlled from abroad and we have no way to get their leader back here…..

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  • Saleem
    Feb 28, 2013 - 7:34PM

    Why would he want to leave the land of pure. In any civilised country he would be spending his life in jail. This country is heaven for people like him.Recommend

  • Falcon
    Feb 28, 2013 - 7:50PM

    He needs to be hanged for his deeds rather than being put on ECL. In a place where Shahrukh Jatoi can bypass so many security checks after a murder, someone powerful and close to Saudis like Malik Ishaq won’t be able to bypass ECL would be a naive assumption.

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  • Balochi
    Feb 28, 2013 - 7:57PM

    So used to having his finger on the trigger, he has rested his finger in the same position like he is holding an AK in the photo above.

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  • Enlightened
    Feb 28, 2013 - 8:14PM

    Malik Ishaq and his faithfulls should be deported to Iran for red carpet treatment.

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  • Jamshed
    Feb 28, 2013 - 8:17PM

    Let him leave. The US will pick him up and give him a one way ticket to Gitmo. Good riddance!

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  • jg
    Feb 28, 2013 - 8:35PM

    why not banish them for life to mali or somalia

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    Feb 28, 2013 - 9:07PM

    In this picture appears to me as helpless and tired too,has the official sponsorship disappeared.

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  • Babloo
    Mar 1, 2013 - 12:51AM

    He should be on the ‘exit list’ and not on exit control list.
    They are not assets that you want to hold on to them.

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  • PakPower
    Mar 1, 2013 - 8:01AM

    Exiling him won’t cure anything. The Saudis will keep financing his organization and he will continue issuing orders. He should be hanged.

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