Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's name has been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) in the light of the £190 million settlement case.
The former prime minister — who had been ousted via a vote of no-confidence last year — has been facing a slew of cases including the infamous £190 million settlement case related to the transfer of multi-million pounds from the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), in which his wife Bushra Bibi is also an accused.
Khan had been arrested by the Rangers from Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises earlier this month in the same case, which triggered countrywide violent protests.
The sources said that Khan's name has been put on the no-fly list as per the recommendation of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi, after the federal cabinet's approval for the circular summary.
They said that the decision to place the former first lady's name on the ECL has been taken and the anti-graft watchdog will write to the Interior Ministry in this regard.
It may be noted that the names of Khan and Bushra Bibi, along with over 600 PTI leaders and former assembly members had been added to the no-fly list as per the Federal Investigation Authority's (FIA) orders for alleged involvement in the May 9 violence.
However, the former premier, after being restricted from leaving the country thanked the government for doing so and said that he had no plans to travel abroad.
Citing reasons behind his plans, Khan said he neither has "any properties or businesses abroad nor even a bank account outside the country."
However, if he does get an opportunity to go for a holiday, Khan said he will choose the country's northern mountains terming the sites as his "favourite place on earth."
Thousands of party workers and leaders were arrested during the crackdown on the PTI on May 9 for allegedly inciting the riots that claimed at least 8 lives and injured dozens of others.