Prime Minister Imran Khan’s close aide Zulfi Bukhari’s appointment as the special assistant on overseas Pakistanis has been challenged in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

A petitioner, Adil Chatta moved the petition against the Zulfi Bukari's appointment as he is a dual national.

The petitioner further added that under the constitution, If dual nationals cannot be members of the National or provincial assemblies then they should not be appointed as premier’s special assistants either as they have similar responsibilities.

Zulfi cannot be allowed to work as the PM's special assistant and his appointment should be declared null and void, he stated.

On September 18 Imran Khan has appointed close aide Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari as Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development with the status of Minister of State.