Govt to issue red warrant to repatriate Farah

PTI leader says leaking private audio is ‘immoral, illegal and inhumane’


Our Correspondent July 03, 2022
PML-N leaders Attaullah Tarar and Malik Ahmed Khan addressing a press conference in Lahore on July 03, 2022. SCREENGRAB

ISLAMABAD:

The Government of Punjab has revealed its plans to issue a red warrant for the repatriation of Farah, a close friend of former first lady Bushra Bibi, on corruption charges.

Addressing a news conference with Punjab Law Minister Malik Ahmad Khan in Islamabad, Federal Law Minister Attaullah Tarar alleged that former premier Imran Khan, Bushra, and Farah “looted” Pakistan.

He claimed that Farah got an industrial plot spanning 10 acres valued at Rs600 million registered to her name by paying Rs83 million. He added that Ahsan Jamil transferred the plot to his name under a fake bank guarantee while Bushra oversaw deals while sitting at Bani Gala, the personal residence of the former first couple.

“Who doesn't know how Farah Gogi made billions of rupees," he said. “Imran Khan, can this corruption be against your will?” he questioned.

Terming Imran the “biggest thief in the history of Pakistan”, he said that a Netflix show would be made on his alleged corruption because the troika was headed by him.

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Tarar said that the government demands that the PTI chief bring Farah and her husband back to the country as the government is planning on issuing a red warrant for her.

A red warrant allows the government to request International Criminal Police Organisation’s (Interpol) help in arresting and repatriating individuals living in another country. Farah, who has been named in several cases, left the country after PTI’s ouster from power.

Moreover, during the press talk, the PML-N leaders accused the PTI chief of tainting the political landscape of the country.

The PML-N leaders’ remarks came after an alleged audio tape was leaked last night, in which Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi can be heard giving orders to PTI social media head Arsalan Khan - urging him to accuse the former opposition parties of treason.

The PML-N leaders said that it has been “proved” that allegations of treason were used against them on Bushra’s orders, and it tainted politics.

In turn, Khan also accused Imran of hypocrisy and “looting” the country.
“Imran Khan has been saying for three years that he is on the same page as the army and institutions, but there are seven incidents [during his tenure] in which the constitution and the law were violated,” he said.

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He also stated that Imran had managed to tarnish Pakistan's politics locally and at the diplomatic level, remarking that when labelling his opponents as traitors did not work, he chose to “tarnish foreign relations instead”.

The provincial minister also played the viral audio during the press conference.

On the occasion, Tarar also accused the ousted premier of transferring billions of rupees to digital platforms. “You are the Eiffel Tower of corruption; your role is to sell the gifts of the country," he added.

 

 

 

 

 

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