LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has demanded the resignation of Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari over alleged corruption to the tune of 2 billion rupees in the Rawalpindi Ring Road scam.
The PML-N has also demanded the removal of Ghulam Sarwar Khan, who presently serves as the Aviation Minister and has been elected from Rawalpindi.
Lashing out at the alleged corruption,PML-N Deputy Secretary General Attaullah Tarar said: “The PTI government instead of making some bureaucrats scapegoat should take action against close aide to the prime minister Zulfi Bokhari and federal minister Ghulam Sarwar for being direct beneficiaries of the Rawalpindi Ring Road project scam.”
According to Tarrar, Zulfi Bukhari and Sarwar Khan extracted astonishing financial rewards through this project since their agricultural and rural lands fell in the ambit of the project area. Tarrar believed that “Prime Minister Khan was known for benefiting his ATMs through different means”.
He further added that 26 kilometers of the project was increased after the approval of Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar. The Ring Road was originally meant to cover 40 Kilometers but was increased to 66 kilometers to facilitate PTI members according to Tarrar.
Earlier, six officials were transferred due to their alleged involvement in the mega scam.
Demanding a judicial commission to look into these allegations, Tarrar said: “It’s a daylight robbery on the national kitty. We demand formation of a judicial commission comprising apex court judges to investigate this Rs2.3bn land scam and meanwhile both Zulfi and Sarwar should be removed from their posts”.
PML-N President, Mian Shehbaz Sharif said: “The PTI govt has established a pattern of saying one thing and then taking it back the next day. This casual & indifferent approach covers all aspects of governance, including country’s foreign relations.. & this never-ending policy flip-flop has come at a considerable cost to Pakistan,” Shehbaz said in a tweet on Wednesday.