Name of Malik Riaz removed from ECL, allowed to leave country
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The sources revealed that the name of Property tycoon Malik Riaz has been removed from exit control list (ECL) and allowed to leave the country.
It is pertinent to mention here that the name of Malik Riaz was put on the ECL in light of a report by the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the money laundering case has reportedly left country.
According to the reports, the business tycoon was given a “one-time special permission” to leave the country.
To a question about why Bahria Town CEO left the country, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi ignored to explain the reason and said that the person whose name placed on ECL can leave the country one-time special permission as per the law and constitution.
He further said that after fulfilling all the regulations of law, Malik Riaz was allowed to leave the country. He said while talking to the journalists in Islamabad.
It was earlier reported that Riaz’s name has been placed on the no-fly list and he will not be allowed to leave the country until his name is cleared in numerous corruption cases.
Malik Riaz is among the suspects in the fake bank accounts and money laundering case which has been referred to the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Rawalpindi office on the Supreme Court’s (SC) orders.
In the past, the government has been accused of political favoritism for “names of PTI lawmakers are removed from ECL within 24 hours” as evident in the case of Liaqat Jatoi, who belongs to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and whose name was put on the list, but was later “traveling with impunity”.
Afridi says 50 acres recovered from land mafia in Islamabad
Shehryar Afridi said that fifty acres of land has been recovered from land mafia during ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Islamabad. He also said the capital city will be made exemplary for other cities of the country.
The minister said as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan anti encroachment drive is continuing across the country.
To a question, he said no one is above law and land encroachers will be held responsible.