Deposed Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has petitioned the Interior Ministry to remove his name along with that of his daughter and son-in-law from the no-fly list, media reports said Wednesday.
One of the first decisions of the Imran Khan-led government was to place Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar as part of the government's anti-corruption drive.
When the government placed the trio on the ECL, they were
serving prison sentences after they were convicted in a corruption case regarding their Avenfield flats in London. However, the Islamabad High Court released them from jail and suspended their sentences.
Persons on the ECL are prohibited from leaving Pakistan.
They pointed out that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was unable to prove the corruption allegations levelled against them.
They pointed out that they have been attending court hearings and have submitted bonds to the court.
In the letter, the Sharifs say that the accountability court gave them permission to go abroad.
(With inputs from agencies.)