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IHC removes former NADRA chief Tariq Malik’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday ordered removal of the former National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) chairman Tariq Malik from the Exit Control List (ECL).

A one-judge bench headed by Justice Aamir Farooq heard the case.

The federal authorities had added his name to the ECL after his return to Pakistan in December last year. Malik challenged the government’s decision in the IHC seeking removal of his name from the no fly list. He is facing a case for concealing his dual nationality during his tenure at NADRA.

Malik’s counsel informed the media that the district court had also approved the bail petition of his client on Friday.

After the 2013 general elections, the opposition had demanded the government to verify the authenticity of the election. As NADRA chairman, Malik had confirmed that the opposition’s demand could be met through verification of thumb impressions using the bio-metric system.

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