KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued orders to put the name of Dr Asim Hussain on Exit Control List (ECL).

A two member bench of SHC comprising  Justice Farooq Shah and Justice K. K. Agha took up for hearing bail application filed by Dr Asim in  two corruption references of 479 billion  rupees.

The court while ordering to file original passport of Dr Asim has issued directives to interior ministry for not issuing any new or duplicate passport to Dr Asim.

Earlier difference of opinion  emerged between two judges over the matter of grant of bail to Dr Asim. Justice Farooq Shah who was  heading 2-member bench of SHC dismissed the bail plea remarking the requisite medical facilities are being provided to Dr Asim, therefore, bail can not be granted to him. The matter  was sent to Chief justice SHC to appoint a referee judge.

Justice K K Agha had accepted the bail plea on surety bonds of rupees 2.5 million each.