Govt decides to put Asif Zardari’s name on ECL

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ISLAMABAD: Asif Ali Zardari‘s name will be added to the Exit Control List, said Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry, on Thursday.

Speaking at a press briefing, the information minister said that all those whose names have been mentioned in the JIT’s report pertaining to the fake bank accounts case will be put on the no-fly zone.

“Hopefully, now Mr Zardari will take the JIT seriously,” said Fawad Chaudhry.

“Will Asif Ali Zardari be arrested before December 31?” asked a journalist.

“Insha Allah (God willing),” replied the information minister.

Zardari, his sister MNA Faryal Talpur, Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed, former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairperson Hussain Lawai, Summit Bank Senior Vice-President Taha Raza are some of the name that have been linked to a money laundering case through fake bank accounts.

PPP and Asif Ali Zardari have vehemently denied the charges.

Fawad Chaudhry said that government money was used in money laundering. He said that people would take the process of accountability seriously.

“People will take the accountability process seriously and the process will continue,” he said.