SAPM Zulfi Bukhari resigns over allegations in Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari has resigned from his post over the ongoing Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal.

Zulfi Bukhari announced his resignation through a tweet on Monday, in which he said that the Prime Minister has always said that if a person has been named in any inquiry, whether rightly or wrongly, he should cease to hold any public office till his name has been cleared of the 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 added.

He reiterated that he had nothing to do with the Rawalpindi Ring Road or any other ongoing real estate project in the country. He said that the inquiry should be conducted by capable personnel and endorsed a judicial inquiry of the scandal.

Concluding his statement, Zulfi Bukhari said, “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”.

Earlier in the day, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, who is also allegedly involved in the scandal, said that PTI government is taking all necessary measures to implement Rawalpindi Ring Road project.

He said that the alignment of the project was changed on technical grounds, therefore, they can not be accuses of political interference in the development project.