Former Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi faced a brief hiccup on Friday when he was initially stopped from flying abroad due to his name being on the no-fly list, as per Shahzad Ali of Samaa.
However, after clarification, he was allowed to proceed with his travel plans to China.
Mr. Abbasi and his wife were at Islamabad Airport to catch a flight to China when immigration authorities informed him that he was on the stop list based on orders of the Sindh court.
Consequently, he was told he couldn’t continue his journey and had to return from the airport lounge.
Eventually, the issue was resolved, and he was permitted to travel.
When reached for comment, Mr. Abbasi denied any disruption and stated that he had already departed for China.
Despite attempts to contact the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) immigration authorities for clarification, no response was received.
Earlier last month, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s son Abdullah Khaqan Abbasi was prevented from leaving the nation at the Islamabad airport by immigration officials.
On a foreign carrier, flight EK-613, Abdullah Khaqan Abbasi was scheduled to travel for Dubai.
Due to the fact that Abdullah’s name was on the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) stop list, the FIA immigration officers stopped him.
Earlier, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s bail had been extended by the Sindh High Court in a case related to an unauthorized appointment at Pakistan State Oil (PSO).
The court also ordered that Abbasi’s name and those of the other defendants be added to the Exit Control List (ECL).
The case involved allegations against Abbasi, Arshad Mirza, Imranul Haque, and Yakoob Babar, with the former petroleum secretary also being present during the court hearing.