December 2, 2023

Former PM Yousaf Raza Gillani stopped from leaving the country


Staff Reporter – Islamabad:

Senate Opposition Leader Yousaf Raza Gillani was barred from leaving the country Wednesday morning.

The former prime minister was to fly to Italy for a conference. He was stopped at the Islamabad International Airport because his name was on the Exit Control List.

According to the Interior Ministry, Gilani’s name has been on ECL since 2013.

A number of PPP leaders protested against the government’s move. Senator Sherry Rehman said that Gilani was supposed to attend a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union with MNAs and senators but couldn’t do so.

She criticized the government and accused it of running “two systems”. He [Gillani] was stopped even though he was leaving to represent Pakistan in the world, she added.

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