Khan, his spouse Bushra Bibi and different leaders and former meeting members of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) social gathering have been reportedly barred from leaving the nation on Thursday.
Taking to Twitter, Khan wrote: “I need to thank the federal government for placing my title on the ECL as I’ve no plans to journey overseas, as a result of I neither have any properties or companies overseas nor even a checking account exterior the nation.”
“If and after I do get a possibility for a vacation, will probably be in our northern mountains, my favorite place on earth,” he mentioned.
The Exit Management Record (ECL) is maintained by the inside ministry and offers with people who are usually not allowed to depart the nation attributable to pending court docket instances or for different causes.
Earlier, the Samaa Information channel reported on Thursday that the Pakistan authorities had barred Khan, his spouse and not less than 80 individuals from leaving the nation.
“The federal authorities has determined so as to add the names of 80 individuals, together with PTI chairman Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi, to the no-fly record,” the report mentioned.
Khan, 70, and a number of other high leaders of his social gathering are dealing with instances in reference to the violence that erupted after the PTI chief’s arrest on Might 9 in a corruption case. On Might 9, violent protests erupted after paramilitary Rangers arrested Khan from the Islamabad excessive court docket (IHC) premises.
His social gathering staff vandalised a dozen army installations, together with the Lahore Corps Commander’s Home, the Mianwali airbase and the ISI constructing in Faisalabad in response to Khan’s arrest.
The mob additionally stormed the Military headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi for the primary time.
Police put the demise toll in violent clashes to 10 whereas Khan’s social gathering claims 40 of its staff misplaced their lives within the firing by safety personnel.
Hundreds of Khan’s supporters have been arrested following the violence that the highly effective military described as a “darkish day” within the historical past of the nation.
A number of high PTI leaders have been additionally arrested within the wake of the unrest.
Prime minister Shehbaz Sharif mentioned on Sunday that these concerned in assaults on army installations could be tried within the army courts whereas these charged with assaults on civilian targets could be prosecuted underneath civilian legal guidelines.
Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif mentioned on Wednesday the federal government was mulling a attainable ban on Khan’s PTI social gathering following the assaults by his supporters on army installations after the previous prime minister’s arrest.
Khan was ousted from energy in April final yr after dropping a no-confidence vote in his management, which he alleged was a part of a US-led conspiracy focusing on him due to his unbiased international coverage selections on Russia, China and Afghanistan. PTI
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