ISLAMABAD: Former particular assistant to the prime minister on abroad Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari and the Overseas Workplace on Monday rejected studies claiming that the previous aide of PM Imran Khan had secretly visited Israel “to cross on a message of an vital particular person.”
“[I] didn’t go to Israel. Humorous bit is Pakistani paper says I went to Israel based mostly on “Israeli information supply” and Israeli paper says I went to Israel based mostly on a “Pakistani supply” — marvel who this imaginative Pakistani supply is,” Bukhari tweeted whereas rejecting the media studies.
He quipped that “apparently” he was the “just one” who has “saved out of the loop” concerning his go to.
FO rejects report of go to to Israel
In the meantime, the Overseas Workplace has additionally rejected the studies concerning Bukhari’s go to to Israel.
“These studies are baseless and deceptive. No such go to to Israel has been undertaken,” stated FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri. He additionally knowledgeable the media that Bukhari has additionally issued a rejection of the report.
The spokesperson additionally stated that the FO had additionally rebutted “comparable false studies” on December 18 of final 12 months.
Bukhari’s alleged go to to Israel
A day earlier, Israeli paper Israel Hayom had claimed that Bukhari flew to Israel from London. The report claimed that Bukhari arrived at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport and was later transferred to Tel Aviv.
The report claimed that the previous SAPM throughout his go to had met Israeli overseas ministry officers in addition to Mossad Director Yossi Cohen in Tel Aviv.
It claimed that the previous aide of PM Imran Khan had gone to Israel to cross on a message from an “vital particular person”.
The Israeli publication, citing a “supply in Islamabad” stated Bukhari had visited the nation on his British passport resulting from “heavy strain” from the United Arab Emirates.
The report additionally claimed that the go to got here as the 2 nations are anticipated to take part in joint naval workouts with US Navy within the Black Sea.
The information was additionally shared on social media by the editor of one other Israeli newspaper.
Opposition assaults govt
Criticising the federal government over the transfer, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari stated that the federal government should “reveal the small print of Zulfi Bukhari’s alleged go to to Israel.”
“There are studies that an aeroplane flew to Israel from Pakistan, so the federal government should make clear the small print of the route earlier than the nation,” stated Bilawal.
He questioned: “If a aircraft had flown to Israel through Pakistan, then who granted permission for that?”
He additional added that for the reason that Israeli newspaper printed the report after approval from the nation’s defence ministry, there’s something suspicious about your complete story.
In the meantime PML-N chief Khurram Dastagir stated that if the studies weren’t true then the FO ought to reject the report.
The previous defence minister, whereas taking up Geo Information present Capital Discuss, stated that Bukhari was the SAPM when the aircraft flew so the federal government ought to reject the report.