Name of Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida put on ECL

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for journalist Cyril Almeida who is known for the infamous Dawn Leaks and had interviewed Nawaz Sharif where he gave controversial statement regarding Mumbai attacks.

A three-member full bench, headed by Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi, was hearing the treason petition against former prime ministers Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Nawaz, and journalist Cyril Almeida.

The arrest warrants have been issued as Almeida failed to appear before the court in three hearings of the case pertaining to leaking sensitive information.

The court also ordered the authorities to again put Almeida’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL).

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A joint investigation team formed by the Supreme Court to probe into an ongoing Rs35 billion money laundering case told the top court on Monday that they have uncovered 33 more suspicious accounts and found that 334 people were involved.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar is hearing a case pertaining to money laundering of Rs35 billion from fictitious bank accounts.