Federal cabinet decides to place Nawaz, Maryam on ECL

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ISLAMABAD, Aug. 20 (TNS): The newly inducted federal cabinet has decided to place imprisoned former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam on the Exit Control List, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday.

The first meeting of the new federal cabinet was held in Islamabad earlier today, following the swearing-in ceremony of its members.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the cabinet meeting, which also discussed economic challenges and austerity measures, among other matters.

The cabinet also directed the law and interior ministries to implement red warrants against Nawaz’s sons, Hassan and Hussain, and former finance minister Ishaq Dar and bring them back to Pakistan, Chaudhry told media after the cabinet meeting.

The law ministry has been directed to contact the British government over the Avenfield properties, he added.