ISLAMABAD: Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, has been stopped from leaving the country.
Zulfi Bukhari’s name has been placed on Exit Control List (ECL) on the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) request.
Earlier in June, the London-based businessman, Zulfi Bukhari was interrogated by a NAB investigative team in an ongoing NAB probe against him pertaining to offshore companies.
Later on June 21, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had instructed Bukhari to join an ongoing NAB probe against him. The court issued the directives while hearing two petitions simultaneously: one filed by Bukhari seeking removal of his name from the blacklist, and the other where a petitioner has challenged Bukhari’s name removal from the blacklist within mere hours which allowed him to leave the country for Umrah.
Bukhari was barred from leaving Pakistan when he proceeded to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah on June 11. However, he was later granted a one-time permission to go abroad for six days by the Interior Ministry.