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Zulfi Bukhari renounces British citizenship

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, also known as Zulfi Bukhari, announced renounces his British citizenship, saying he will fight beside former prime minister Imran Khan for HIS PARTY”real liberation movement.

“The country needs us… win or defeat in arms of Allah, but we have decided to serve Pakistan,” Bukhari said, adding that those who Refugees from Pakistan are trying to get asylum, but they will have to return soon.

The head of PTI stated that decision renounce British citizenship was a personal one, saying he would contest next general elections on PTI ticket.

“I will live as well as die in Pakistan. It was said that I would run away from Pakistan after graduation of in government but I stood with Imran Khan in difficult times. I am Pakistani and I will remain Pakistani, he said. added.

The UK Home Office has also issued a notice confirming development.

issue of The citizenship of Bukhari came to the fore. in 2018 when he was appointed special assistant then prime minister Imran Khan. move was challenged in Supreme Court.

Bukhari, commonly known as Zulfi Bukhari, is a close assistant and friend of in former prime minister and was appointed special his assistant for overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources development.

The petition claimed that a person not eligible to become a member of parliament and thus the federal minister status cannot be assigned of State minister by appointment prime minister how special assistant.

Buhari later declared in the Supreme Court that he was a citizen of United Kingdom by birth, as he is not acquire any nationality. “The respondent (Zulfi Bukhari) was born on December 3, 1980 in UK and is a British citizen by birth. His citizenship was granted by birth, not acquired by any act. on part of it. Therefore, the defendant did not swear of loyalty. Even though I was born in United Kingdom, the respondent has voluntarily decided to become a citizen of Pakistan and to be subject to Pakistani law,” said reply submitted by him counsel Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan in appointment case.


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