Moeed, Zulfi refute dual citizenship allegations


Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) for National Security and Strategic Policy Planning Dr. Moeed Yusuf on Sunday denied various allegations surfacing about his assets and citizenship.
In a statement, he said: “False rumors are being spread against me. I do not have the citizenship of any country except Pakistan. I have already submitted an affidavit to the government of Pakistan regarding my citizenship.” He added that since assuming his charge as SAPM, he did not visit to the United States.
Moeed said that he was not getting any income from USA neither owned any property worth billions or millions abroad.
“I or my family do not have any property in any country except Pakistan,” Moeed Yousuf added.
Later in his tweets, he said: “I have not returned to the US since I took up my current responsibility, have no employment or income in the US. Nor do I have any millions worth properties abroad as is being insinuated. I or my family have NO fixed property anywhere but Pakistan. Stop spreading lies.”
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari said that PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif held an iqama when he was the prime minister of the country.
“Khwaja Asif held iqama while serving as defense minister while Ishaq Dar had a Saudi iqama when he was the finance minister of the country,” he said while responding to the PML-N criticism on advisers and special assistants, who declared their dual nationalities and assets on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
There should be some shame while criticizing others, he lamented PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal and said that he should respond to permanent residences held by their leadership before criticizing others.
He said that Imran Khan has his assets in Pakistan while on the contrary, the PML-N leadership remains fugitive. “Those who looted this country are hiding behind their diseases,” he blamed and said that Imran Khan has waged a war against corrupt elements in the society.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Federal government has revealed the details pertaining to the assets and dual nationalities of 15 advisers and special assistants in the federal cabinet on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
It emerged that five of the advisors and special assistants of the cabinet possess dual nationality while two of them are green cardholders.
According to details, Zulfi Bukhari holds British nationality, Nadeem Afzal Chan has Canadian citizenship while Moeed Yusuf and Shahbaz Gill are green card holders (permanent residence of US). Shahzad Syed Qasim and Nadeem Babar have US citizenship while Tania Aidrus holds dual nationality of Canada and a permanent residency of Singapore.