ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said that those who have committed “economic terrorism” will not be allowed to flee the country, adding that the Exit Control List (ECL) is being recompiled.
In a statement issued by the interior minister, he said that “economic terrorists” are national criminals and they will not be permitted to leave the country.
Sanaullah said that Imran Khan and his party should collectively apologise to the nation for his “incompetency and for looting the national wealth.”
He also said: “Imran Khan was ousted through the no-confidence motion and now he has fled from the political field.”
One day prior, the interior minister had taken a swipe at the former prime minister and had questioned his meeting with US Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullah Omar.
The Congresswoman, who is on a four-day visit to Pakistan — April 20-24 — had meetings with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, President Arif Alvi, as well as Imran Khan.
“Was the meeting with the American Congresswoman part of a conspiracy or was it interference?” the minister asked Imran Khan in a statement. “Which US conspiracy did you discuss with Ilhan Omar”?
He went on to say why Imran Khan, who was accusing the former Opposition of hatching a conspiracy along with the United Stated against his government, was meeting Americans.
The interior minister had said that if Imran Khan does not come clean before the nation regarding his meeting with the Congresswoman, the government will initiate a probe into it.
“The nation deserves to know the truth. Otherwise, Imran Niazi, following his tradition, might bring forth another letter in a few days.”
Further criticising the former prime minister, Sanaullah said that the man who used to incite the nation against the United States was now “laughing and talking to the Americans”.
Why did the person who provoked the nation with the slogans of “absolutely not” say “absolutely yes” to the meeting with the Congresswoman, Sanaullah questioned.