As many as 172 suspects named in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report regarding Fake Bank Accounts Case have been barred from travelling abroad as the federal government has put their names on the Exit Control List (ECL).
The initiative was taken in light of the Federal Cabinet’s decision at its meeting on Thursday after the JIT formed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in September 2018 to probe Fake Accounts submitted its report in the Apex Court on December 24.
The JIT was headed by the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Additional Director General (Economic Crime Wing) Ehsan Sadiq. While its members included Inter-Services Intelligence’s (ISI) Brigadier Shahid Pervez, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan’s (SECP) Muhammad Afzal, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Islamabad Director Noman Aslam, State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) Majid Hussain and Tax Commissioner Imran Latif Minhas.
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The JIT report unearthed staggering facts about financial malpractices allegedly committed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) top leadership, Omni Group and Malik Riaz of Bahria Town among others.
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Following the revelation of money laundering and fake accounts in the JIT report, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demanded a resignation from the Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.
However, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leadership termed the JIT report a pile of lies and said that they don’t fear if their names are placed on the ECL.