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SC issues notice to PM Imran in Zulfi Bukhari dual nationality case

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan was issued notice by Supreme Court over the appointment of Zulfi Bukhari, special assistant on overseas Pakistanis.

A panel of three judges led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a petition that challenged the appointment of Imran Khan’s special assistant Zulfi Bukhari over his dual nationality issue.

Zafar Iqbal who was the petitioner’s council he stated, “There is no post such as a special assistant as per the law.”

He said this during the hearing, As a result CJ Mian Saqib Nisar sent a notice to Imran Khan asking about the matter.

He interrogated that, “How does a special assistant post comes under federal or state ministry. He is neither elected nor he holds any ministry”

“The post of special assistants has been created so those who cannot become ministers can be appointed as advisers,” Justice Nisar added.

The petitioner judge said, “Bukhari admitted before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that is a dual national.”

Justice Nisar have said that Zulfi Bukhari has the right to approach Islamabad High Court first.

The hearing is adjourned till November 16.

Zulfi Bukhari is a dual national,London-based businessman and has acquired the status of PM’s special Assistant over kinship.

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