Federal Interior Minister, Chaudhari Nisar Ali Khan, has issued the orders to remove Cyril Almeida name from the Exit Control List (ECL).
Immediately after that interior ministry issued notification to remove Almeida’s name from ECL.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the Federal Interior Minister and Federal Information Minister with the journalist organizations CPNE and APNS.
The Interior ministry commented on the decision as a goodwill gesture towards the free and independent media.
The removal decision regarding ECL will not affect the investigation. Cyril Almeida name was included in the ECL for leaking a news regarding a high-profile security meeting.