ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s close friend Zulfi Bukhari on Monday has appeared in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with offshore companies case.
During the hearing, the court handed over a questionnaire to Zulfi regarding income source of his as many as six offshore companies.
Earlier, Islamabad High Court (IHC) had ordered Zulfi Bukhari to face investigation and cooperate with NAB.
Zulfi Bukhari’s lawyer had said that imposing travel ban on his client is contrary to human rights. He said that Zulfi was first stopped from travelling to Saudi Arabia for Umrah on June 11, however, he was later given permission for six days.
My client’s name was unlawfully put on ECL, he added.
The lawyer said that NAB cannot bar anyone from traveling abroad on an undergoing inquiry and requested the court to withdraw this decision.
In an interview in Dunya News program “On The Front with Kamran Shahid”, Bukhari said that no Black List law exists in the country, adding that he didn’t even know his name was on the Black List.
FIA should be asked as to why my name was included in the list, he said.
He went on to say that he is being criticized on social media for the last three days.