Opposition wants to see Sharif clan behind bars

Parties urge govt to put name of Sharif family on ECL


Our Correspondent July 30, 2017
Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf in a conversation with his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS / FILE

LAHORE: Opposition parties demanded the immediate arrest of former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and other members of their family in light of the Panama decision.

Nawaz could have faced imprisonment

Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry stressed that not arresting former premier Nawaz Sharif would amount to a violation of the Supreme Court order which disqualified him. He urged the government to add the names of the Sharif family to the Exit Control List (ECL) to eliminate chances of their escape.

Chaudhry said nearly 78 parliamentarians held dual nationalities. He continued that PTI had been demanding that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) immediately disqualify these individuals.

“After the apex court decision, a testing time has begun for state institutes to start the accountability of all corrupt elements,” Ejaz asserted. He predicted dark days ahead for the Sharif family as the apex court had started to “tighten the noose on corrupt rulers”.

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Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Lahore President Azizur Rehman Chan also asked the government to put the Sharif family’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL). He said they must face the corruption case against them while still in the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2017. 

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