Imran Khan gestures as he leaves the Islamabad High Court building. File / Reuters
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan on Friday “thanked” the sitting government for adding his name on the no-fly list and said he had no plans for any foreign travel “because I neither have any properties or businesses abroad nor even a bank account outside the country.”
Imran said that due to these reasons he had no intention of going abroad.
On Thursday, the names of over 600 PTI leaders, including Imran and his wife Bushra Bibi, were added to the no-fly list for their involvement in the May 9 violence, Geo News reported citing sources.
Taking to Twitter on Friday, Imran said: “I want to thank the government for putting my name on the ECL (Exit Control List) as I have no plans to travel abroad, because I neither have any properties or businesses abroad nor even a bank account outside the country.
“If and when I do get an opportunity for a holiday, it will be in our northern mountains, my favourite place on earth.”
In a bid to stop them from leaving the country, their names were sent by the police, the counter-terrorism department (CTD), and intelligence agencies.
Thousands of party workers and leaders were arrested during the crackdown on the PTI since May 9 for the party’s alleged involvement in the riots that claimed at least eight lives and injured dozens of others.
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