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Former Pak PM Gilani stopped from leaving country

LAHORE: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was stopped from leaving the rustic by way of safety officers at the Lahore airport late Tuesday evening.

According to the Federal Investigation Agency, Gilani had reached the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore to catch his flight for South Korea by means of Bangkok to wait a convention. However, his identify was at the no-fly checklist.

"At the immigration counter, Mr Gilani was told that his name was placed on the black list therefore he could not leave the country," the FIA stated, adding that it was following orders from the inner ministry.

Reacting strongly, the senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader stated he had all the time appeared in court docket within the other ongoing instances towards him.

"There was no point in placing my name on (the) no-fly list. I was not fleeing the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan's sole agenda seems to be targeting his political opponents," he stated.

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) executive must have informed me about blacklisting my identify, Gilani stated, adding that he will challenge the "illegal decision of the government".

Gilani is facing several corruption instances and ultimate week, the duty court docket of Islamabad had rejected his plea in the hunt for exemption from private look in a case related to awarding alleged unlawful advertising contract to a personal ad company.

He is accused of misusing authority to illegally grant Messrs Midas an advertising contract in contravention of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules.

The act is reported to have value the nationwide treasury Rs 129.07 million.

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