Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that government has decided to put Zardari’s name on ECL.
This action has been taken in the light of the ongoing money laundering probe against him.
The decision to put Zardari’s name on ECL was announced by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in a press briefing held after a federal cabinet meeting.
Fawad Chaudhry said that decision to put Zardari’s name on ECL is taken in light of the Joint Investigative Report submitted in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The federal government has decided to put as many as 172 people on the ECL.
“I hope Zardari will take JIT seriously. This is not the old Pakistan where people will compromise,” information minister said. “The independent accountability process will continue.”
Fawad Chaudhry when asked that Zardari’s lawyer Lateef Khosa said that Zardari will be arrested before December 31, the minister replied: “Inshallah. What can I say about it.”
Fawad Chaudhry also said, “It is ridiculous how these people are calling for people to protest over this “alleged injustice” for they looted their money.
“How can they ask people of Sindh to protest for them after looting their money,” said the minister.