LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to put Asim Malik, the chief executive of visa consultancy Future Concern, on the exit control list (ECL). The court was hearing several identical petitions from people complaining that they had been defrauded by the company, as they had paid their fees but not gained visas. They said their money had not been returned. They said that the respondent was planning to flee the country due to the cases against his company and asked the court to order the FIA to put him on the ECL so he couldn’t leave. Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi admitted the petition for regular hearing and directed the FIA to place the respondent’s name on the ECL.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2012.