ACE drops corruption inquiry against Farah Gogi’s husband
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As the list of people getting clean chit from the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment is growing day by day, the ACE has now cleared husband of Farah Gogi, a friend of former first lady and wife of PTI Chairman and ex-prime minister Imran Khan, and dropped an inquiry against him, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.
The ACE set aside the inquiry related to accepting bribes over transfers and postings during former chief minister Usman Buzdar’s government against Ahsan Jameel Gujjar.
The ACE started the inquiry against Farah Gogi and Ahsan Jameel Gujjar on the basis of a source report.
Ahsan Gujjar was accused of taking money for getting officers transferred on key posts like commissioners, deputy commissioners and police posts through frontmen.
According to the report, heavy bribes were accepted through frontmen for getting posts of officers’ choice.
The ACE, however, went against its report and dropped the inquiry.
Only two days ago, the Vigilance Wing of the Punjab’s Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) had dropped corruption inquiry against Tahir Khurshid aka “TK”, principal secretary to former chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.
Sources had said Tahir Khurshid who was facing the corruption inquiry involving millions of rupees was summoned by the ACE a number of times but he never showed up. Last time he was summoned by the ACE was on July 6 last but he did not bother, the sources added.
Tahir Khurshid was accused of receiving bribes through frontmen in C&W Department. He was also alleged to have received money for transferring and posting officers.
Tahir Khurshid was laso accused of receiving bribes while extending approval to government tenders for building roads.
Tahir Khurshid and C&W Chief Engineer Wasim Tariq were also blamed for receiving heavy bribes for getting approved additional funds for projects.
The ACE had arrested C&W Chief Engineer Wasim Tariq.
According to sources, Tahir Khurshid was the fourth person to get clean chit from ACE after Usman Buzdar, Farah Gogi and Shireen Mazari ever since the new provincial government took office.
Reporter Qaisar Khokhar