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Zulfi Bukhari Asked To Appear Before NAB On June 27 Again

Rawalpindi (June 25, 2018): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s close friend Zulfi Bukhari on Monday has 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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Zulfi Bukhari has been asked to appear before NAB on June 27 again along with the answers of the questionnaire handed over to him by the Anti-Graft Body.

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

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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.

During the hearing headed by Justice Amir Farooq, representatives of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) appeared.Zulfi’s counsel Sikandar Bashir presented his arguments and said that his client was traveling to Saudi Arabia on a British passport when he was stopped at airport.

Subsequently, the court directed Imran’s close aide to cooperate with National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Zulfi Bukhari, speaking to reporters outside the IHC, said he was not given any reason for placement of his name on the blacklist.

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“My name was not on ECL, it was on the blacklist,” he clarified, adding, “I have only one passport, and I travelled abroad [on that passport].”

Bukhari added that if summoned by NAB, he would appear before the bureau after consulting his lawyers and tell the investigators about his businesses.

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