Govt exposes ex-First Couple’s corrupt practices
Rana Sana says deal with housing society has tarnished Imran Khan’s Mr Clean image: Ex-First Lady’s signatures present on original documents: 240-kanal land transferred in Farah Gogi’s name
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The government has exposed a deal between a private housing society and a trust being run by former ex-First Couple revealing an element of corruption in it, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Giving details after the meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad on Tuesday, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said a private housing society gave 458 kanals of land in charity to a trust being run by ex-prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi. He said ex-First Lady’s signatures were present on the original documents of the deed.
He further claimed that 240 kanals of land of Bani Gala was transferred in the name of Farah Gogi. While former premier received his commission in the process.
The Interior Minister said that the previous government had introduced innovative methods of corruption alleging that former accountability Czar Shahzad Akbar used to manage corrupt affairs of the regime.
“An amount of Rs50 billion, which the housing society was bound to pay in fine as per the order by a UK court, was never deposited in the national exchequer as the former SAPM got his share of Rs5 billion while gave the remaining amount to the society owner,” Sanaullah alleged.
He was briefing the media about the cabinet meeting held on Tuesday. He was flanked by Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, State Minister for Petroleum Musadik Malik, PM Advisor Qamar Zaman Kaira and Asad Mehmood.
Sanaullah said that the previous government adopted new methods to commit corruption and former SAPM Akbar was looking after all the corrupt practices of the previous rulers and acted as their ‘broker’.
He alleged that the certain housing society transferred an amount to the tune of Rs50 billion and the former government after taking its commission of Rs5 billion gave relief to the housing society.
“The so-called former advisor on accountability went to complete the deed,” Sanaullah said adding that the signature of ex-First Lady were found on the housing society’s deal.
The interior minister informed that a committee had been formed to launch a probe into the matter.
While exposing corruption of the ex-First Couple, the minister derided at the title of Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (honest), ex-PM Imran had bestowed upon himself saying ‘Behold, this is Mr Clean and Mr Sadiq’.
Imran never shared details of his agreement with cabinet: Musadik Malik
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State Musadik Masood Malik said that the former prime minister had got the approval of that agreement from the members of his cabinet whose details he never shared with them. “Not even its summary was presented at the cabinet meeting,” he added.
“As per the English law, all the recovered money has to be given back to the country from where it was looted,” he added.
Musadik alleged that the housing society owner was even exempted from paying tax on the amount given to him.
He also said that Shahzad Akbar was at the forefront of this scam. “Truth of the matter is that the party which had promised to masses that it would eliminate corruption after coming to power did the opposite of that and broke all previous records of graft,” he alleged.