ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) have failed to prevent a person from leaving the country even after his name was in Exit Control List (ECL). Thereafter, FIA registered a case against the person whereas FIA was directed only to prevent the person from leaving this country. As per details, Muhammad Yasir, who was working in National Development Complex (NDP) on contract and after the termination of contract in 2009, law enforcement agencies sent a letter to FIA to put the Muhammad Yasir’s name on ECL and prevent him from travelling abroad. Muhammad Yasir left the country in 2010, while he had his name on ECL, travelling from Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) where he did not face any legal hindrance which is the demonstration of huge negligence on the part of FIA. Muhammad Yasir return back to Pakistan in 2010 from Malaysia and attempted to left again in 2013 where he was arrested and a case registered against him. After making contact with Muhammad Yasir, he revealed that he was not served with any kind of notice in 2009 because he travelled in 2010. On the other hand, FIA claimed that they received the notice to put his name on ECL and prevent him from leaving the country while FIA could not provide with concrete answer on the question of negligence they made in 2010. Moreover, the counsel of of Muhammad Yasir, Mian Ahmed Khan stated in the court that FIA was only asked to prevent him (Muhammad Yasir) from leaving the country. It does not imply that a case can be registered against him because prevention does not provide any legal ground to register the case, he added. FIA just showed the over-efficiency which caused a heavy loss and sufferings to my client, he said. Muhammad Yasir lamented that he was not served with any notice. When he arrived at BBIA for leaving, he was not warned but arrested and case was registered against him instantly. Before the registration of case, he detained there for more than three hours. However, FIA was not supposed to register the case against me, he was only asked to prevent me from leaving this country. Furthermore, when issue was raised in the court on implications of word “Prevention” by prosecutor Mian Muhammad Usman, FIA prosecutor could not provide any substantial counter argument in court. “Prohibition” may provide the ground for the registration of case against my client. However, “prevention” has entirely different meanings and it does not provide any legal ground for the registration of case against my client, he (Mian Usman, prosecutor of Muhammad Yasir) added.