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Interior ministry removes Zulfi Bukhari’s name from ECL


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ISLAMABAD: Following the orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), the Interior Ministry on Friday, removed prime minister’s aide, Syed Zulfi Bukhari’s name from Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, on December 12, had announced to remove Zulfi Bukhari’s name from ECL.

In a plea, filed through his lawyer, Mr. Bukhari had argued that his fundamental rights were being affected due to travel ban.

Zufli Bukhari was appointed the prime minister’s special assistant on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development on September 18.

At the time of his appointment, Bukhari was being investigated by the National Accountability Bureau in connection with establishing offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supporter, Bukhari, was embroiled in a controversy when he was stopped from flying to Saudi Arabia with the PTI chief only to be granted a one-time permission later to perform Umrah and return in six days. Afterwards, Bukhari was placed on the Exit Control List.

The PM’s assistant then approached the Islamabad High Court seeking removal of his name from the ECL.

Related: Zulfi terms allegation about PM’s interference in removal of his name from ECL as baseless

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