Islamabad- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Wada said today that all those people named by murder convict Saulat Mirza in his video confession should be barred from exiting the country.

In a recorded video message from his prison cell at the Machh jail shortly before his scheduled hanging, Mirza claimed he had been ordered by MQM chief Altaf Hussain to kill MD KESC Shahid Hamid in May 1999.

Among other MQM leaders, Mirza accused former provincial Minister Babar Ghauri of handling target killers and Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad of providing shelter to convicted criminals.

In a statement following Mirza's video confession, Wada said that all those named should be put on the Exit Control List (ECL) so that they are not able to escape from Pakistan.

“These are very serious allegations made against very senior (MQM leaders). All those named (by Mirza), before they attempt to flee, their names should be put on the ECL,” he said. Wada also urged the government to further postpone Mirza's execution to investigate his allegations and to see if further evidence can be revealed.