Imran Khan ‘thanks’ Pakistan for placing him on no-fly list
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan today thanked the country’s government for putting him on a ‘no-fly list’ saying he was not planning to go abroad as he did not didn’t have any foreign property or business and didn’t even have an overseas bank account. the country.
“I would like to thank the government for putting my name on the ECL (Exit Control List) as I have no intention of traveling abroad as I have no property or business in the or even a foreign bank account. If and when I have the opportunity to vacation, it will be in our northern mountains, my favorite place on earth,” Imran Khan tweeted.
On Thursday, multiple media reported that Mr Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi and other leaders and former assembly members of his Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party had reportedly been banned from leaving the country.
The statement came after various outlets reported, citing sources, that Imran Khan would be added to the no-fly list.
“IK (Imran Khan) has been added to the no-fly list,” Pakistan Daily tweeted, citing sources. The Pakistan Daily is a digital news portal in Pakistan that mainly reports political updates from Pakistan. However, there has been no official confirmation of Imran Khan’s addition to the no-fly list.
It comes a day after Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said the government was considering imposing a ban on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for the incidents that occurred on May 9, Dawn reported.
The Pakistani news channel, Geo News, reported more than 600 leaders and former members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) assembly, including the president.
According to sources within the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), the names of PTI leaders and its party leader have been added for their involvement in the May 9 violence.
The names have been added to the FIA’s Provisional National Identification List (PNIL) to prevent them going overseas, the sources added.
The name of the former prime minister’s wife, Bushra Bibi, has also been added to the list. The list includes Murad Saeed, Maleeka Bokhari, Fawad Chaudhry, Hammad Azhar, Qasim Suri, Asad Qaiser, Yasmin Rashid and Mian Aslam Iqbal, Geo News reported.
The sources further claimed that some PTI leaders and bureau members had attempted to leave the country in the past three days, but were detained at airports.
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