SC seeks NAB’s response



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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday required a response from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pertaining to the removal of PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). Dr Asim’s lawyer, Sardar Latif Khosa, while presenting arguments for the removal of his client’s name from the no-fly list, argued that Dr Asim’s medical treatment is ongoing. He was scheduled to leave Pakistan on Nov 9, but his flight has now been pushed ahead to Nov 21, Khosa told the two-judge bench headed by Justice Masheer Alam. The lawyer observed that the court had earlier granted Dr Asim permission to go abroad for treatment and ordered him to return within a month, which he had done. As he appeared to be healthy, the court ordered his name be put on the ECL again, Khosa said. The court accepted the lawyer’s request that the case be heard again on Thursday and issued a notice to NAB asking the accountability body to provide a response regarding Dr Asim’s request by Nov 16.