Islamabad (Staff Report): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday ordered to remove the name of Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari from the Exit Control List (ECL).
A two-member IHC's division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani announced the verdict that it had reserved in a previous hearing on Dec 4.
During the last hearing, Justice Kiyani had remarked that it seems as if the PM's adviser has not provided any details to The National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The IHC judge had also asked whether the anti-graft watchdog did not want to keep Bukhari’s name on the ECL list.
The NAB prosecutor informed the court that this is not the case, as they had only asked for his name to be removed once before.
The NAB had initiated an inquiry against Bukhari after his name appeared in the Panama Papers as he owns six offshore companies.
In August, the Interior Ministry placed Bukhari's name on the ECL following the anti-graft body’s request.
Zulfi Bukhari is facing another case in the Supreme Court, where his appointment as premier’s aide was challenged on account of his dual nationality.