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Imran’s Close Aide Name Placed On ECL

Islamabad (August 08, 2018): Name of Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide of PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday has been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL)

Zulfi Bukhari was put on the ECL on a request filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

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According to the sources, the NAB  Rawalpindi is carrying out an investigation against the PTI member for owing offshore companies.

Caretaker Interior Minister also approved to place the name of Zulfi Bukhari on ECL earlier.

Earlier on July 06, the Islamabad High Court ordered to remove Zulfi Bukhari’s name from the blacklist.

Justice Aamer Farooq, who reserved the verdict on a petition filed against placement of Bukhari’s name on the blacklist earlier, read out the decision ordering the concerned authorities to remove Bukhari’s name from the blacklist.

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Resuming hearing of the case, Justice Aamer Farooq questioned what law was in place regarding blacklisting of any individual.

It was requested to place Bukhari’s name on ECL, but he was instead placed on blacklist, the judge remarked, questioning why Bukhari’s name was removed from the blacklist after a phone call.The judge further questioned how an individual with dual nationality could be blacklisted.

Deputy attorney general, in attendance during the hearing, informed the court that Bukhari’s CNIC, not passport, was cancelled. The judge then questioned the legal standing of the procedure, to which the official responded that the Interior Ministry had a standard operating procedure for such matters.

Bukhari’s counsel pleaded the court to remove Bukhari’s name from the blacklist, as his client’s business and family were based in Britain.Justice Farooq, after listening to all the parties, reserved his verdict on the matters.

Earlier on June 25,  Zulfi Bukhari appeared in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with offshore companies case.

He was interrogated by the NAB team for about one and a half hour during and later was handed over a questionnaire to Zulfi regarding income source of his as many as six offshore companies.

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Earlier, Zulfi Bukhari appeared before the NAB court as he was summoned by NAB on June 22 to appear before it.

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On June 21, Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s close friend Zulfi Bukhari to face investigation regarding the issue of placing his name on Exit Control List (ECL).

The court issued the directives while hearing two petitions together: one filed by Bukhari seeking removal of his name from the blacklist, and the other where a petitioner has challenged Bukhari’s name removal from the blacklist within mere hours which allowed him to leave the country for Umrah.

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