Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has denied reports of placement of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique’s names on the Exit Control List (ECL).

In a statement, the information minister denied the reports and said, “No decision has been made regarding placing names of Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique on the ECL.”

Media reports earlier said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recommended barring the Rafique brothers from leaving the country, for which the anti-graft body had also submitted a written request to concerned authorities.

NAB has also issued notices to the PML-N leaders for appearing before it on October 16 in a case pertaining to Paragon housing society, the sources added.