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Saturday Sep 03 2022
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Web Desk

Former SAPM Zulfi Bukhari officially renounces British nationality

By
Web Desk
PTI leader Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari aka Zulfi Bukhari attends PTI Core Committee Meeting at Bani Gala in Islamabad. — Facebook/sayedzulfikarbukhari/File
PTI leader Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari aka Zulfi Bukhari attends PTI Core Committee Meeting at Bani Gala in Islamabad. — Facebook/sayedzulfikarbukhari/File

  • Former human rights minister Shireen Mazari announces on Twitter. 
  • Mazari says Zulfi Bukhari got official UK confirmation of renunciation of his British nationality.
  • Minister says Zulfi is standing with Imran Khan and PTI's movement of Haqiqi Azadi.


Former special assistant to the prime minister for overseas Pakistanis and human resource development Zulfi Bukhari on Saturday officially renounced his British nationality. 

Zulfi, taking to Twitter, said that he has renounced British citizenship and given up his right to live there for Pakistan and for the people of Attock.

"The [incumbent government] used to say that I will run away as I have a British passport and that people who have dual nationality are not Pakistanis," wrote the former special assistant.

"I am 100% Pakistani, I will live and die here," said Zulfi, adding that overseas Pakistanis will always be in his heart.

Bukhari's tweet came hours after former human rights minister Shireen Mazari announced the renunciation of his British nationality on Twitter. 

"So much for conspirators propaganda against him that he would run away to the UK after regime change conspiracy," she added. 

Mazari said that Zulfi is standing with the party chairperson Imran Khan and PTI's movement of Haqiqi Azadi. 

Zulfi's appointment as SAPM was challenged in the Supreme Court back in 2020 for being a dual national. 

The petition stated that dual nationals should not be appointed as the premier's special assistants.

The former SAPM resigned from his post post over allegations made against him in Rawalpindi Ring Road inquiry in 2021.