Islamabad (Staff Report): Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk on Wednesday sought a report from the interior ministry to allow Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s close aide Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari aka Zulfi Bukhari for traveling abroad despite his name was on from the Exit Control List (ECL).
According to sources, Bukhari was stopped by FIA immigration officials at the Noor Khan Airbase Rawalpindi during his immigration process. Bukhari was told that his name was placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).
Bukhari was placed on the no-fly list on the recommendations of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). However, details of any NAB inquiries or cases against him are yet to be known.
Later, the interior ministry through a notification ordered the immigration authorities to ‘grant one-time permission to Bukhari for a period of six days’ to perform Umrah.
Bukhari was then allowed to fly to Saudi Arabia in a chartered flight along with Khan.