ANP chief criticises Zulfi Bukhari’s appointment in cabinet


PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali on Monday raised objections on the appointment of Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan, as a member of the cabinet saying that he is not even a Pakistani citizen.

Talking to media after meeting of the party’s central council at Bacha Khan centre, he said that why was Pervaiz Khattak given key position when National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is conducting an inquiry against him.

Regarding Kala Bagh Dam, the ANP chief said that the assemblies of three provinces had passed a joint resolution against the Kalabagh Dam in 1986, adding that how many dams could be built during the last 32 years.

He said that they would not return the autonomy received under the 18th amendment at any cost.

Lashing out at Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision of giving citizenship to Afghan refugees, Wali said that the premier might not have consulted with his selectors.

The ANP chief went on to say that the results of other provinces were changed as the ruling party could not gain a majority in Punjab. “We can be defeated in the election but we will make a return,” he added.