Zulfi Bukhari resigns over Ring Road Scam


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari has relinquished his Office to ensure a free and impartial investigation into the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) Project.

In a series of tweets on Monday, Zulfikar Bukhari said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has always said that if a person has been named rightly or wrongly in any inquiry he should cease to hold any Public Office till his name has been cleared of charges.

“Owing to the allegations in ongoing Ring Road inquiry I want to set this example by resigning from Office until my name is cleared up of any allegations and media’s obnoxious lies,” he said.

Zulfi Bukhari reiterated that he has nothing to do with Ring Road or any ongoing Real Estate Project.

The Special Assistant said that the Ring Road inquiry should be done by capable personnel, adding that he endorses a judicial inquiry.

“I’m here to stay in Pakistan and stand united with the Prime Minister and his vision. I sacrificed my life Overseas to come and serve my Country, I am ready to face any inquiry,” he said.

Last Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered a full-fledged inquiry into the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) Project scam after which the Punjab government decided to send the case to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) or the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for a thorough investigation.

Earlier in the day, while addressing media persons in Islamabad, the Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is taking all necessary measures to implement Rawalpindi Ring Road Project.

The minister said that the mega project would help manage the traffic flow in the Twin Cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Ghulam Sarwar said that the alignment of the project was changed on technical grounds; therefore, no one can blame us for political interference in development projects.

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