LAHORE: Punjab Home Minister Atta Tarar on Sunday said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan, along with his wife and Farah Gogi, was running a racket of money laundering via diamonds.
Addressing a joint press conference flanked by Punjab Minister for Law Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Tarar accused Farah Gogi and her husband Ahsan Jameel Gujjar of corruption, land fraud, and running a racket of diamond smuggling and vowed to bring back the couple via Interpol in the country.
He said that the government will fulfill all the legal requirements and make all efforts to get “red warrants” (an Interpol red notice) against the couple.
He accused PTI chairman Imran Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi, and Farah Gogi of looting national wealth.
He accused the former first lady of “dealing” in the Prime Minister’s House. “Imran Khan introduced a new system of money laundering in small packets,” he revealed.
He said that Imran Khan, along with his wife and Farah Gogi, was running a racket of money laundering via diamonds.
Giving details, Tarar said that the diamonds in small packets were smuggled abroad and were sold in black markets. He maintained that Imran Khan was leading the group.
He said that the chief executive officer of Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC), Rana Yousuf, and Special Economic Zone Committee Secretary Maqsood Ahmed have been arrested by the anti-corruption establishment in a case relating to the illegal allotment of a precious industrial plot to Farah Gogi.
He said that a 10-acre industrial plot situated in the Faisalabad Special Economic Zone was allotted to Farah Gogi for only Rs83 million and its actual worth was Rs600 million. The minister said that the plot was transferred to Gogi via a fake company.
A case has been registered in this regard earlier this month, he said, adding that Farah Gogi, her mother Bushra Khan, and Ahsan Jameel Gujjar were nominated in the case.
Talking about a leaked audio call of Bushra Bibi in which she was reportedly directing Imran Khan’s focus person to prove the opponent a traitor, he said that she is the “mastermind”.
Imran Khan could be arrested for use of drugs, he said, adding that the government has no plans to take him into custody.
“Who doesn’t know that Imran Khan uses cannabis and how cocaine reaches Bani Gala,” he added.
Action will be taken against the former first lady after the arrest of Farah Gogi, the PML-N leader added.
Responding to a question about inflation, he said that the chief minister will soon announce a relief package.