Supreme Court dismisses disqualification plea against Zulfi Bukhari

Supreme Court dismisses disqualification plea against Zulfi Bukhari
Lahore: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfi Bukhari.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Atta Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the petition at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry.

During the hearing, the counsel of the petitioner stated, “Bukhari is working as a minister and attends federal cabinet meetings.”

In September, a petitioner had challenged the Bukhari’s appointment as the premier’s special assistant on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development on the basis of his dual citizenship.

It is pertinent to mention that the Supreme court, on December 15, had declared in its verdict that individuals holding dual nationality can not retain top government’s posts, either they can choose the government job or their foreign citizenship.