Pak Defence Minister barred from boarding flight to China

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Islamabad, Dec. 18 (ANI): Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar was barred from boarding a flight to China following his name appearing on the Exit Control List (ECL).

It may be noted that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), following the NRO being declared as 'unconstitutional', had asked the Interior Ministry to put the names of 253 beneficiaries of the controversial amnesty law, including Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, on the ECL.

Mukhtar was stopped minutes before he was to leave for China along with other delegates on an official visit.

The minister, along with his delegation, was scheduled to leave the country on PIA flight PK-852 for China, when he was stopped by Federal Investigation Agency staff, The Daily Times reports.

Malik has also been barred from moving out of the country. (ANI)

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