Amid the ongoing political crisis in Pakistan, the country’s top investigation agency has listed six key aides of former Prime Minister Imran Khan to prevent them from leaving the country, reports said on Monday.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of Pakistan placed the names of the six on the stop list on Sunday after Khan was removed from office by the joint Opposition through a no-confidence vote, Geo News reported.
The members include Khan’s former principal secretary Azam Khan, ex-special assistant on political communication Shahbaz Gill, ex-adviser on interior and accountability Shahzad Akbar, Director-General Punjab Gohar Nafees, and DG Federal Investigation Agency Punjab Zone Mohammad Rizwan.
The FIA introduced the system of stop lists in 2003 to prevent unwanted people from trying to leave the country in the shortest possible time, as placing someone’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL) takes a long time. The people on the ECL too, are prohibited from leaving Pakistan.