Islamabad 19 Aug. 2018
The newly inducted federal cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan in it’s first meeting has decided to place imprisoned three times elected former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam on the Exit Control List, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday.
The first meeting of the new federal cabinet was held in Islamabad earlier today chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, following the swearing-in ceremony of its members.
Talking to media after first cabinet meeting today, Fawad Chaudhry also told that cabinet has also discussed economic challenges and austerity measures, among other matters.
The cabinet directed law and interior ministry to implement red warrants against Nawaz’s sons, Hassan and Hussain, and former finance minister Ishaq Dar and bring them back to Pakistan, Chaudhry told.
The law ministry has been directed to contact the British government over the Avenfield properties, he added.
“Avenfield properties belong to Pakistan,” the info minister said, referring to one of the corruption cases against the Sharif family in which Nawaz was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison while his daughter Maryam was given eight years’ sentence by an accountability court earlier in July.
The father-daughter duo are currently serving their term at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, along with Maryam’s husband Captain (retd) Safdar who was sentenced to a year in prison.
“Eliminating corruption is an important part of our [government’s] policy,” Chaudhry continued, adding that there will be no political appointments in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s government.
The cabinet did not discuss anything regarding fugitive former military ruler Gen. (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, Information Minister told.