Senator Raza Rabbani moves Bill in Senate for amendment in ECL Ordinance


Islamabad, August 10 (TNS): Senator Mian Raza Rabbani issued a notice on Friday to the Senate Secretariat for moving a Private Member’s Bill namely, “The Exit from Pakistan (Control) (Amendment), Bill, 2018.”

According to the Bill, it seeks to amend Section 2 and 3 of the Exit from Pakistan (Control) Ordinance, 1981.

​The Bill provides in sub-section 2 of section 2 that before making an order of placing a person on the control list, the Federal Government shall specify the grounds on which the order is proposed to be made and shall communicate such grounds within twenty-four hours of the order to the person or class of person prohibited.

​Sub-section 3 of section 3 in the Bill states that the Federal Government shall decide the representation within fifteen days, failing which the order made shall lapse.

The provisions of the Exit from Pakistan (Control) Ordinance, 1981 are in conflict with the fundamental rights conferred by the Constitution.

The proposed amendments bring in harmony the provisions of the Ordinance with the Constitution and are based on the observations of the Superior Courts in several cases.