According to the media reports Cake, a film which was directed by Asim Ali is nominated for Oscars. Many of the people are unaware of the fact that Cake is the production of Pakistan’s New Minister of the state, Zulfi Bukhari.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Sayed Zulfi Bukhari as His Special Assistant for Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development with the Status Of Minister Of State.#NayaPakistan pic.twitter.com/m6Tu08hqZ2
— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) September 18, 2018
Zulfi Bukhari’s Background
Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, son of Wajid Bukhari is a billionaire and a business typhoon in London. He is a very close friend of PM Imran Khan. He has been there as a trusty of Shaukat Khanum from several years as well. Zulfi Bukhari has been there when Imran Khan got married to Bushra Manika and he has been there as a PTI supported as well. Zulfi Bukhari has many offshore companies yet he claims that he is not answerable to NAB because he is not a Pakistani citizen.
@KlasraRauf, truly disappointed. Surely a journo of ur caliber knows that a Brit national whose entire income is earned abroad + has never held public office should not be answerable to NAB. Having offshore companies is not a crime/scam. You’ve become a loose cannon!
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) June 12, 2018
Cake and Zulfi Bukhari
Cake was a film released in 2018 and it is one of the best films ever produced in Pakistan. This film is produced by Zulfi Bukhari thus now it has been selected for Oscars by the cabinet which includes, Sharmeen Obaid, Faisal Quraishi, Ali Sethi and many other prominent personalities of Pakistan entertainment industry. PM Imran Khan praised this film in his tweet.
.With the cast of the film Cake, after watching it. Impressed by both the acting and quality of the film. We have immense untapped potential in the Pakistan film industry. pic.twitter.com/0tbxRH0XVw
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 9, 2018
Whereas, Reham Khan seems a little depressed regarding the nomination of this film in Oscars and the addition of Zulfi Bukhari in Cabinet. Her hatred was seen in the sarcastic tweet by her!
Who says you can't have your 'cake' & eat it too?
Zulfi Bokhari friend of the PM now gets his film selected to be sent in as Pakistan's entry to the Oscar's too.
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) September 19, 2018
Well Zulfi Bukhari Has Got A Nice Reputation
There are many people who are supporting this decision of Imran Khan. Most of them have worked with Zulfi in the film also. These all supporters are standing with him and appreciate his presence in the Cabinet.
Sanam is a very close friend of Mr. Bukhari and she was a part of his film Cake as well. That is the reason she expressed her support through her lovely tweet.
Congratulations #ZulfiBukhari . Time for the brain drain to start reversing its effects! A proud, focused, hard working overseas Pakistani dedicated to bringing about a positive change for the nation. #change #NayaPakistan
— Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) September 18, 2018
Faysal Quraishi was even a member of that cabinet which has elected and nominated Cake for the Oscars. Here is a tweet which shows his appreciation for the new member of Naya Pakistan’s Cabinet.
we always hoped that we would get a young, dynamic & relevant minister/representative of overseas Pakistanis. Thank you PM @ImranKhanPTI for appointing @sayedzbukhari and we hope the minister will bridge the gap between OSPs and govt.
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) September 18, 2018
Wasim Akram as a cricketer and the biggest supporter of Imran Khan is also praising Prime Minister’s decision of entering young blood for the development of Pakistan.
So glad to see a young dynamic face in the cabinet. Naya Pakistan has arrived. Zulfi Bukhari representing our Overseas Pakistanis. Congrats @sayedzbukhari
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 18, 2018
Critiques Never Fall Behind
Where half of the industry is praising this decision by Imran Khan, the other half is not happy and want Zulfi Bukhari to give answers of the statements which he, himself have presented. Many journalists have joined the debate on twitter and they have started conspiring against PM Imran Khan’s decision.
— Mehreen Zahra-Malik (@mehreenzahra) September 19, 2018
UK national appointed minister of state
Now turns out Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs holds an iqama which states he runs a real estate firm – and it's valid till 2019
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) September 19, 2018
What is good for the goose is not good for the gander? How come we have different standards for Shujaat Azeem and Zulfi Bukhari?
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) September 18, 2018
Dhanda hai pur ganda hai yeh. Chanda hai ye chanda hai yeh. The unprecedented access given by this government to dubious characters with shady pasts, starting with Zulfi Bukhari son of Wajid Bukhari, tells me that the scandals that will emerge here will be subject of many books. https://t.co/jG5VWm09qV
— Yasser Latif Hamdani (@theRealYLH) September 12, 2018
Now, what will be Imran Khan’s stance regarding this dispute? Will our Prime Minister choose friendship over responsibility? Or there is a positive intention behind this step of including overseas Pakistani in Cabinet? Is Bukhari even a Pakistani? So much confusion is going on right now and we want answers from our government.
Moreover, all the Pakistani media is happy for Cake got nominated for Oscars. One more positive step towards Naya Pakistan.