ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retired) Nasir ul Mulk Wednesday sought report from Interior Ministry on allowing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Zulfi Bukhari to travel to Saudi Arabia despite his name present in the Exit Control List (ECL).
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has sent a report to the Prime Minister’s Office over allowing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s close friend Zulfi Bukhari to travel abroad.
The MoI on recommendations of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) included Zulfi Bokhari’s name to the Blacklist category which barred individuals from leaving abroad.
According to interior ministry sources, the report states that persons on the blacklist are not given one-time permission(OTP) to travel abroad. Further, if such permission is to be considered, the MoI requires recommendations from the concerned institution.
According to a letter issued by the interior ministry, one-time “permission” was given to Zulfi Bukhari for six days for performing Umra. Zulfi Bukhari was accompanying PTI chairman Imran Khan to Saudi Arabia when he was first stopped at airport, but later allowed to travel on a one-time permission by the Interior Ministry after removal of his name from the ECL.