Yousuf Raza Gilani barred from travelling overseas

Islamabad: Opposition leader in the Senate Yousuf Raza Gilani was Wednesday stopped by officers from travelling to Rome, Italy, to attend an Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

Officers, aware of the matter, said that Gilani hoped to journey to Italy together with his daughter to attend IPU’s Pre-COP26 Parliamentary Assembly. The previous prime minister was barred from travelling as his title was on the Exit Management Listing (ECL), they added.

In the meantime, sources mentioned that the PPP chief’s daughter was additionally stopped from boarding the flight as she was utilizing a diplomatic passport.

Following the event, Gilani’s get together — PPP — launched a protest within the Senate towards the authorities refusal to permit the previous prime minister to board his flight.

PPP Senator Sherry Rehman shared that the previous prime minister was travelling to Italy to attend the IPU convention as Pakistan’s consultant. She added that Gilani was main a delegation of 5 senators and some Nationwide Meeting members.

Senator Rehman alleged that many individuals who have been dealing with corruption instances have been faraway from the ECL and allowed to go overseas however a “completely different regulation” is being adopted for PPP leaders.

“Yousuf Raza Gilani was going to characterize Pakistan in entrance of legislators from around the globe however he was barred from travelling,” lamented the PPP chief.

The PPP stalwart questioned why one former prime minister was allowed to go overseas regardless of being on the ECL and one other was stopped.