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Zulfi Bukhari’s appointment as special assistant to PM challenged

Zulfi Bukhari’s appointment as special assistant to PM challenged

ISLAMABAD: The appointment of Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari (Zulfi Bukhari) as a special assistant to the prime minister for overseas Pakistanis and human resource development was challenged in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The top court has been pleaded to stop the prime minister’s close friend, popularly known as Zulfi Bukhari, from discharging duties as special assistant to the PM and declare his appointment void for being a dual national.

On Sept 18, the cabinet division issued a notification, regarding his appointment as special assistant to the PM on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development.

Bukhari faces a NAB case for allegedly owning offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands.

Last month, the government placed his name on the Exit Control List (ECL) on the directives of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Bukhari, a British national, was briefly barred from boarding a special flight for Saudi Arabia from Noor Khan Airbase to perform Umrah along with PTI chief Imran Khan on June 11.

He, however, was later allowed to travel when he submitted an affidavit to the effect that he would return to the country after spending six days in the kingdom.