ISLAMABAD:-  The Islamabad High Court Thursday accepted an early hearing petition of social worker Gulalai Ismail seeking removal of her name from the Exit Control List.  A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Athar Manullah heard the petition and accepted the same by directing to fix the matter for November 5 for hearing. The petitioner had moved the petition through her counsel Advocate Suleman and sought removal of her name from the no fly list.– SHAHID RAO


The court had already issued notices to interior secretary, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General and Immigration Director General.

Gulalai Ismail was taken into custody by FIA on October 12 when she returned from the UK. After the arrest, the interior ministry placed her name on the ECL.