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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday orders the interior ministry to remove the name of Syed Ali Musa Gilani, the youngest son of former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, from the Exit Control List (ECL).

In a bid to prevent those accused in the ‘ephedrine scandal’ from leaving the country, Musa Gilani’s name was placed in the ECL in the year 2012 along with other accused in the case.

The federal government failed to fulfil legal formalities in the case, Musa Gilani’s lawyer said in the hearing today and complained of political victimisation following which, he added, his client’s name was placed in the ECL.

On the other hand, the government’s lawyer insisted that the case was still in the courts and so, Musa Gilani’s request to remove his name from the ECL must be rejected.

Nevertheless, after hearing arguments from both the sides, the court gave a verdict in favour of Musa Gilani and told the interior ministry to take his name out of the list at the earliest.

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