In a blow, Asif Zardari’s name placed on ECL


ISLAMABAD: (DNA) – The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday ordered the names of the former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur to be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) in fake bank accounts case.The SC also ordered the concerned authorities to place 18 other names on the ECL regarding the same case.

Earlier, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar took notice following the slow pace of probe into the case.

Notices had been issued to Zardari, Talpur, Tariq Sultan, Erum Aqeel, Muhammad Ashraf and Muhammad Iqbal Arain to appear before the apex court.

Moreover, Nasir Abdullah, Ansari Sugar Mills, Omani Polymer Packages, Pak Ethanol Private Limited, Chambar Sugar Mills, Agro Farm Thatta, Zardari Group, Parthenon Private Limited, AOne International, Lucky International, Logistic Trading, Royal International and Ameer Associate are among the beneficiaries that have been named in the fake bank accounts case.

Furthermore, the top court directed the Sindh inspector general of police (IGP) to ensure that all persons that have been summoned appear before the court.

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) was also ordered by the SC to halt Rs7 billion equity submitted by Summit Bank.