Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Imran Khan’s close aide Zulfiqar Hussain Bukhari, aka Zulfi Bukhari on Tuesday was appointed as special assistant to the PM on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development.
According to official Twitter account of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed his close friend Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari as his special assistant for overseas Pakistanis and human resource development with the status of Minister of State.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has Appointed Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari as His Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development with the status of Minister of State. #PTI @sayedzbukhari pic.twitter.com/aJQSNgs2J0— PTI (@PTIofficial) September 18, 2018
Bukhari, the London-based businessman, is a close friend of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to sources, the PM has directed Bukhari to prepare a detailed report on overseas Pakistanis.
Meanwhile, Bukhari will also monitor matters pertaining to contribution of overseas Pakistani to the dam fund, the sources added.
This is pertinent to mention that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) started an investigation into offshore companies held by Bukhari earlier this year.
The anti-graft body is investigating the use of his offshore companies to buy many expensive commercial properties in London.
Zulfi Bukhari’s name was also placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) in August as part of the probe.