Federal Cabinet decided to place people mentioned in JIT report regarding fake accounts on ECL


Islamabad: The Federal Cabinet on Thursday decided to place all one hundred and seventy two people mentioned in the JIT report regarding fake accounts and money laundering on Exit Control List.
Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry announced that the federal cabinet has decided to place on ECL all 172 suspects named in a joint investigation team’s report in the fake bank accounts case. “I was watching Asif Ali Zardari say that he does not take the JIT seriously,” recalled the minister. “Hopefully, he will take it seriously after today.
“This is not Purana Pakistan where the two big players make a deal. Now, each and every penny will be accounted for” he added. The meeting presided over by the Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Thursday expressed the resolve that accountability process will continue without any discrimination to purge the country of menace of corruption.
Briefing Media about the decisions taken by the cabinet meeting, the Information Minister Ch.Fawad Hussain said that the cabinet took this important initiative as some personalities involved in the fake accounts and money laundering case including PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari were found saying that they are not taking JIT report seriously.
The Minister said that the cabinet has validated the government decision to hold provincial assembly elections in tribal districts in June 2019 to bring the tribal people in main stream and providing them all their constitutional rights promised by Prime Minister Imran Khan soon after coming to power.
He stated that cabinet also reviewed the overall law and order situation in Karachi especially in the context of latest target killing incidents. He said the cabinet reaffirmed its commitment to ensure peace in Karachi at all costs being economic hub of the country.
The Information Minister said the cabinet has decided to take up the issue of Altaf Hussain’s hate speech with the British Government who is inciting for killing of people using social media and creating law and order in Karachi. He said that it has also been decided to contact the South African authorities to prevent use of their soil against Pakistan by Altaf Hussain’s target killers.
He said millions of rupees were spent on installation of close circuit TV cameras in Islamabad and Karachi under safe city projects, but majority of these cameras are either dysfunctional or not able to provide legible pictures. He said the cabinet also ordered inquiry into these projects to fix responsibility of failure.
Fawad Chaudhry said imported mobile phones can be got registered till 15th of January with the payment of ten percent customs duty. He said the purpose behind this decision was to encourage local mobile industry and discourage of undue imports of mobile sets.
The Minister said that the cabinet approved bringing a Constitution Amendment Bill to have one reserved seat for women each in the Senate and the National Assembly from the Federal Capital Territory.


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