Govt, NAB still undecided over removing Nawaz Sharif’s name from ECL

09:44 PM | 9 Nov, 2019
Govt, NAB still undecided over removing Nawaz Sharif’s name from ECL

 ISLAMABAD – A plan of Sharif family to take former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to abroad for his treatment amid deteriorating health condition may face a delay as authorities are yet to be decided over removing his name from the no-fly list.

Despite the official narrative of allowing Nawaz to seek treatment abroad, the federal government and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) are reportedly still hesitant to strike the former premier’s name off the Exit Control List (ECL).

A private news channel claims the government and anti-graft body do not want to take the responsibility of lifting no-fly ban on Nawaz.

The Ministry of Interior yesterday (Nov 8) sent a letter to NAB, seeking its reply over Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shebaz Sharif’s request to get removed his elder brother’s name from ECL.

The anti-corruption watchdog, according to the media, has opted for delaying tactics as it has sent a written reply to the ministry demanding latest medical reports prepared by the official medical board.

The government is also refraining from using its authority to take Nawaz's name off the list. In the past, the interior ministry has taken off several names from the no-fly list without taking NAB into confidence, it added.

Earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Political Affairs Naeemul Haque on Friday had said that the government had removed Nawaz Sharif name from ECL owing to his deteriorating health condition.  

Haque, citing the medical report, said that the health condition of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo was critical, adding that every Pakistani has the right to get treatment on his own will.

He clarified that the government has no objection over Sharif's travel to go to London for the treatment.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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