K-P minister, nine others arrested over corruption charges

Official says Ziaullah Khan Afridi was arrested for violating the ban on the issuance of tenders

Shamim Shahid July 09, 2015

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission on Thursday arrested K-P Minister of Mineral Development Ziaullah Afridi and nine others on corruption charges.

“Yes, we have arrested provincial minister Ziaullah Khan Afridi,” a high ranking office-bearer of K-P Ehtesab Commission told The Express Tribune.

Afridi, a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, was arrested for misusing his authority and violating the ban on the issuance of tenders, according to the official.

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So far, it couldn’t be ascertained where Afridi was arrested from and where he is being detained or interrogated.

Other arrested officials include Bannu Commissioner Asmatullah Gandhapur and K-P Mineral Development Director Ziarat Khan.

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In May, in a major move against corrupt officials, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission arrested former provincial excise and taxation minister Liaquat Shabab in a case related to alleged illegal assets.

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