PM’s aide Zulfi Bukhari resigns over allegations in Ring Road case


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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari announced on micro-blogging site Twitter that he is resigning from his post on account of allegations made against him in Rawalpindi Ring Road inquiry.

Zulfi Bukhari, made the announcement on his official Twitter handle.

Bukhari said that he tendered his resignation as PM Imran Khan has always argued that a public office holder named in an inquiry should resign till, he or she are exonerated.

“My prime minister has always said that if a person has been named rightly or wrongly in any inquiry he should cease to hold any public office till his name has been cleared of charges”, Bukhari said in his tweet.

“Owing to the allegations in ongoing Ring Road inquiry I want to set this example by resigning from office until my name is cleared up of any allegations and media’s obnoxious lies,” Zulfi wrote further.

The SAPM reiterated that he has nothing to do with the Rawalpindi Ring Road or any ongoing Real Estate project of the country.

Despite the claims, he asked for “inquiry” done by capable personnel and also backed the idea of “judicial inquiry” of the project.

“I’m here to stay in Pakistan and stand united with the prime minister and his vision. I sacrificed my life overseas to come and serve my country, I am ready to face any inquiry,” said the SAPM.

On Saturday, the prime minister Imran Khan ordered a full-fledged inquiry into the RRR project scam after which the Punjab government decided to send the case to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) or the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for thorough investigation.

PML-N Narrative:

PML-N deputy secretary general Attaullah Tarar during a presser accused close aide to the prime minister Zulfi Bokhari and federal minister Ghulam Sarwar of being the direct beneficiaries of the Rawalpindi Ring Road project scam.

Tarar said that both Bokhari and Sarwar had got huge financial benefits through the ring road project, because their lands were near the project.


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