ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: A columnist-cum-reporter who was reportedly under investigation for his controversial news report flew to the United States weeks after removal of his name from Exit Control List, ARY News reported.
According to ARY News anchor Arshad Sharif, Cyril Almeida flew to the US to cover presidential elections for his newspaper despite being under investigation for his news report about an alleged rift between the military and the federal government.
Interior Ministry had placed the journalist’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL) barring him to remain the country until the completion of a government committee’s inquiry into the story.
No plans to travel anywhere other than to see mum, nephews in their home in Khi. Not sure why I’d run away from my home, which is Pakistan. https://t.co/79XixYpReF
— cyril almeida (@cyalm) October 14, 2016
His name was removed from the list on October 14 after Interior Minister met