Fooling around: Police arrest imposter minister

Published: January 8, 2017

LAHORE: A man was arrested by police on Saturday for conning people in the

guise of a federal minister for the past eight years.

Salamat Ali Chohan had been posing as the federal commercial and consumer affairs minister and looting people in the guise of lending them government loans, a spokesperson for Lahore’s Federal Investigation Agency said.

In the past eight years, the suspect was said to have even allocated himself an official PTCL landline number.

He had also submitted requisitions for an office, staff and vehicles at Chamba House, the official hostel for elected lawmakers. The FIA spokesperson said Salamat had also written a letter to the police and provincial government, requesting official security.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 8th, 2017.

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