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IHC seeks report pertaining to putting US diplomat’s name on ECL

IHC seeks report pertaining to putting US diplomat’s name on ECL
April 18, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday summoned a report from Ministry of Interior regarding inclusion of US diplomat Colonel Joseph’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL). The IHC judge Justice Amir Farooq was conducting hearing of a petition of the father of the victim, Atique Baig, who was killed in an accident with the American official. During the proceedings, representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Interior and the Station House Officer Kohsar police station appeared before the court. Justice Amir Farooq questioned why the name of US diplomat wasn’t included in the ECL to which SHO said that a request had been sent to the interior ministry to put Col Joseph’s name on the ECL and the police were waiting for response. He said that the statement of the US official was in English to which he translated in Urdu. The judge also censured the SHO for not conducting the medical test of Col Joseph. The court then adjourned the hearing till Monday (April 24) and ordered the authorities to inform the court about placing the name of the US official on the ECL.