Former PM Gillani left for Cambodia despite being on ECL

MULTAN: Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani despite being on the Exit Control List left for Cambodia to attend an international summit on Monday night, family sources confirmed.

The Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen exclusively invited Gillani, the only leader from Pakistan, to deliver his lecture in the Asia Pacific Cambodia Conference 2019.

The interior ministry had earlier put Gillani on the ECL in the TDAP scam. Gillani sought permission from the interior ministry to travel abroad. Family sources say Gillani, along with his son MPA Ali Haider Gillani, left for Cambodia to attend the conference, with permission from the interior ministry.

However, his name would remain on the ECL. The ministry has taken the stance that Gillani is allowed to travel abroad for one time. The former prime minister has been allowed to travel abroad for 15 days.

Nearly 2,000 people including 800 delegates from 48 countries will attend the conference.

The prominent world leaders scheduled to address the conference include Myanmar Vice President Henry Van Thio, Palau Vice President Raynold Oilouch, former Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla and former Timor Leste President Xanana Gusmão.

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