ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar, suspended the airport officials that off-loaded vocal government critic Ahmad Raza Kasuri and family and directed them to return their passports.

According to details, Chaudhry Nisar took notice of yesterday’s incident where Kasuri and his family were offloaded from a flight because of having their names in the Exit Control List (ECL).

Chaudhry Nisar suspended the officials responsible for the incident and directed their passports be immediately returned and names be removed from the ECL.

He said that as per the new regulation, a name can only be put up in the ECL on an order from an investigating institution or on court’s recommendation.

The Federal Minister said that the name of supermodel Ayyan Ali – facing trial for money laundering – has not been entered in the ECL.

He also directed the officials to apologize to Kasuri over the misunderstanding, adding that the abuse of ECL regulations for personal, political or financial disputes will not be tolerated.