ECL limit to be one year: Interior Minister

10 May, 2015 6:46 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says that in future the names in Exit Control List (ECL) will be put for only one year.

Announcing the new ECL policy on Sunday, Nisar Ali Khan said that no name will be put in ECL on the political basis. He said the names will be put in ECL on the recommendation of the court or investigation agencies’ recommendations. He said by now about seven thousand and five hundred Pakistanis are on the ECL.

The Interior Minister said that the government is working on a policy to regulate the use of bullet proof vehicles. He said under the policy only the license holders will be allowed to assemble the bullet proof vehicles.

Talking about the arms licenses, the Interior Minister said that the government has imposed ban on the new licenses but unfortunately three provinces Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan have lifted the ban. He said efforts are underway to take these provinces into confidence for imposing ban on the arms licenses.


He said that in future prohibited bore licenses will be issued to only those persons who have number one security threat. He said licenses will also not be issued to those below 25 years of age. Similarly non tax payers will also be not issued arms licenses.

Chaudhry Nisar said during the revalidation of the arms licenses about four thousand five hundred licenses were found fake. He said the revalidation date for the arms licenses will be December 31 this year.




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