Pakistan. Government officials barred from leaving country amid political crisis – News

Federal Investigation Agency says public leaders will need a no-objection certificate if they want to travel


Published: Sun 10 Apr 2022, 09:28

Last update: Sun 10 Apr 2022, 10:00

Following the political situation in Pakistan, a senior official of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said that the personnel of the investigation agency had been put on high alert with a directive aimed at to prevent any government official from traveling abroad without a No-Certificate of Objection (NoC).

FIA immigration staff at all international airports in the country have been placed on high alert and instructed to arrest all government officials who intend to travel abroad without a NoC, the report reported. Pakistani newspaper.

The Airport Security Force has also been put on high alert and screening of passengers traveling abroad has been tightened.


The move came after Asad Qaiser announced his resignation as speaker of the National Assembly late Saturday night and as Imran Khan was watching the vote on the no-confidence motion, the Dawn newspaper reported.

Notably, Imran Khan became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan to lose a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly.

Despite several attempts to block the motion of no confidence in the National Assembly, the vote took place after midnight during which no less than 174 members voted in favor of the motion in the 342-member Chamber while party members in the power Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was absent.

Pakistan’s National Assembly will vote on April 11 (Monday) to elect a new prime minister after Imran Khan’s government lost the vote of no confidence.

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