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Senate Body approves ECL (Amendment) Bill 2018

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Monday unanimously approved Exit Control List (ECL) (Amendment) Bill 2018 and observed that insertion of names in ECL should be made under law not as per personal wish.

Chairing a meeting, Senator Rehman Malik asked Ministry of Interior to submit details about policy of inserting names in ECL and said “Pick and choose would not be allowed in ECL.”

The meeting was attended by Senators Haji Momin Afridi and Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh, officials from Ministry of Interior, Capital Development Authority (CDA), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) police and others.

Former Chairman Senate, Senator Raza Rabbani, who was especially invited, presented the bill in the committee which discussed the matter in detail.

“A comprehensive report on ECL should be submitted and committee be informed about names of those who were recommended by National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and other organizations,” the chairman said.

Rehman Malik said ECL law should not be misused while basic rights of people should not be ignored.

The meeting also appreciated efforts of Senator Raza Rabbani regarding Exit Control List (ECL) (Amendment) Bill 2018.

The committee prayed for martyred of Kashmir and former Member of National Assembly (MNA), Syed Ali Raza Abidi who was recently murdered in Karachi.

Rehman Malik while expressing grief and sorrow over brutal killing of Ali Raza Abidi asked the Sindh government to investigate motives behind the murder, immediately arrest the murderers and provide justice to the bereaved family.




M. Nasir Uddin commenced his career 25 years ago as sub-editor with PPI News Agency. For the last 20 years he remained associated with leading Urdu daily Express brought out from over ten different stations simultaneously. He reports religious parties, national politics and local bodies etc.