Lahore (Staff Report): A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry, seeking for placing the names of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his children Maryam, Hussain and Hasan, and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar in the Exit Control List (ECL).

The petition filed by Khudai Khidmatgar institute has requested the court that Supreme Court had ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references against the Sharif family members.

The petition states that as per Section 24 (a) of the NAB Ordinance, 1999, persons against whom inquiries are ongoing can be arrested on orders of the NAB chairman.

The petitioner also claims that there is a fear that the Sharif family members present in the country can flee abroad. Therefore, the court should place the respondents on the ECL and have them arrested as per the law.