RAWALPINDI: The British Pakistani Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, aka Zulfi Bukhari, has Tuesday filed a defamation suit against the commissioner of Rawalpindi who alleged corruption, on part of the then Prime Minister’s special aide, in the Ring Road construction, ARY News reported.
The local court of Rawalpindi has summoned Rawalpindi Commissioner Gulzar Hussain Shah in either his personal capacity or a counsel on his behalf to present in the court to face defamation suit whereby the plaintiff, Zulfi Bukhari, has demanded Rs1 billion in damages for slander and libel.
The commissioner in question, Gulzar Hussain Shah, had said that Zulfi Bukhari was involved in the corruption.
Earlier this year, Punjab’s Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) gave clean chit to former special assistant to the prime minister Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari and Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan in Rawalpindi Ring Road scam.
According to the ACE’s inquiry report, obtained by ARY News, large-scale irregularities have been found in the Rawalpindi Ring Road project. Due to the alleged irregularities and changes in original design, the cost of the project increased from Rs2 billion to 60 billion, read the report.
In similar case earlier, the former commissioner of Rawalpindi, Captain (retd) Muhammad Mahmood, had approached an anti-corruption court seeking…