K-P minister, nine others arrested over corruption charges

Published: July 9, 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.

Read: Former K-P minister arrested in alleged illegal assets case

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.

Read: Corruption case: Ehtesab Commission retains custody of MPA’s father

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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  • Geo KPK
    Jul 9, 2015 - 3:08PM

    Geo KPK Government / Imran Khan for excellent example for rest of the pakistan……………Tabdeli aa nai rahi Tabdeli Agaee ha………Recommend

  • Usman
    Jul 9, 2015 - 3:09PM

    Excellent, Eithesab Commission of KPK coming in action now. If the sitting ministers can be arrested and held accountable then no one will be able to raise questions when you go for eX-ministers of ANP and MMA governments.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jul 9, 2015 - 3:10PM

    So much for “Saaf Chaali Shafaaf Chaali.”

    This is what Justice Wajihuddin was trying to draw the attention to but PTI as a whole has one corrupt after another perched at the very top who consider themselves untouchable because they fund all the personal expenses of their empty headed chairman. PTI is the biggest culprit of polluting politics with money and people like Jahaz Tareen, Aleem Khan and Azam Swati are prime examples.Recommend

  • Saud
    Jul 9, 2015 - 3:11PM

    Not a single PMLN Troll here…. why??Recommend

  • hassan
    Jul 9, 2015 - 3:20PM

    well done kpk goverment. well done pti, u have shown u r far above other provinces in performance and accountabiltiyRecommend

  • ishrat salim
    Jul 9, 2015 - 3:39PM

    KPK govt seem to be setting a good example of accountability..keep it up ! Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jul 9, 2015 - 3:42PM


    When Amin “Gullu Butt” Gandapur is arrested for ballot box stuffing and Pervaiz Khattak is booked for murder of 30 people during the recent LB polls in KPK, only then the job will be well done.Recommend

  • Muneeb
    Jul 9, 2015 - 4:11PM

    @Saud The biggest PML-N troll Adnan Siddique is commenting as if the “PML-Nehari is full of angels and saintsRecommend

  • Above politics
    Jul 9, 2015 - 5:05PM

    NAB is an autonomous body working under central govt. so, sorry but, we can’t give this credit to KPK govt or PTI. We can only appreciate PTI if these fellows were arrested by a provincial body whichever that might be, No offence to my PTI friends.Recommend

  • salman
    Jul 9, 2015 - 5:08PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Son, PTI are not a party of angels, there are bound to be a few bad apples in the bunch, just like there are bound to be a few good apples in pmln, the party of corruption, etc etc.

    What should be appreciated is that the minister had been arrested on corruption charges, unlike Punjab where Sharif bros and their fellow politicians collect corruption charges like kids collect comics.

    Also ironic that you are calling PTI member who was arrested gullu butt, where the original gullu butt is a card carrying member of the pmln equivalent of the third Reich’s SS division.

    We all know you are in love with mian sahib, but you would do well to face reality sometimes, rather then acting like a Dallas cowboys cheerleader for pmln. Time to put those pom-poms down kid….Recommend

  • Xnain
    Jul 9, 2015 - 5:22PM

    I think he was also named in the famous 11 ministers of PTI before. But only QWP ministers were “found” guilty subsequently for making way for AJIP. Then again the KPK government is reuniting with QWP despite claiming not to compromise with the “Currupt”….This Provincial NAB is a joke, they are so incompetent that they haven’t even been able to convict even a single person. This minister will go free like Ghunda-Pur of PTI before….
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  • z
    Jul 9, 2015 - 5:25PM

    Visionary leader Mr. Niazi claimed 100% pure candidates been picked up after a thorough scanning. Visionary leader doesn’t understand the difference between lies and a political statement. Visionary leader let hundreds of people killed in dharna while back stage he was getting married to a weather girl. Please think if Pakistan has been handed to this visionary leader???? O’Allah please save my country from such leaders.Recommend

  • terba
    Jul 9, 2015 - 5:35PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi: It’s unfair to be even attempting to draw any comparisons between Imran Khan’s stature as an individual and Nawaz Sharif. IK might make faults here and there, but at least he is not a corrupt, avaricious and riches-hoarding politician as Mr Sharif.

    Clearly, the PMLN is perturbed by whatever novel steps are taken by IK…and this KPK Ehtesaab Commission will be no exception. Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jul 9, 2015 - 5:44PM

    As per the revolutionary crackhead Niazi, ANP and MMA combined inflicted billions of ruppees worth of losses in the form of corruption and graft during these parties respective rule in KPK. ANP’s was famous for it’s “Easy Load” modus operandi and yet despite being in power for two years, how many inquisitions of criminal wrongdoing have been initiated by the sitting PTI government against the functionaries of these previous governments?? Or are we to assume that the stories of corruption by ANP and MMA are mere innuendos drum beaten by PTI as a “Political Statement,” just like the 35 puncture myth?Recommend

  • raider
    Jul 9, 2015 - 5:56PM

    @Above politics:
    you have not gone through news and triggered to comment box, provincial ehtsab commision arrested the minster and officials, from your comments it is clear that you are unaware about provincial assembly s outcome and that institution headed by dead honest hmid khan, running parallel to the NAB in fighting corruption in kpRecommend

  • WeWillWin
    Jul 9, 2015 - 6:05PM

    @Above politics, He was arrested and charged by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission. No offence taken Recommend

  • Muntazir
    Jul 9, 2015 - 6:07PM

    Bravo, this is what tabdeeli should be like. @Adnan Siddiqui:Nawaz Sharif is really blessed to have supporters like you Sir. God help us all.Recommend

  • Jawad Sheikh
    Jul 9, 2015 - 6:22PM

    @Above politics:
    Lolll.. Buddy, you seriously need to educate yourself about What is KPK EHTESAB COMMISSION? Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jul 9, 2015 - 7:35PM

    Ehtesab commission is under the PTI-led provincial government, so credit does go to PTI not NAB or federal government.Recommend

  • asim
    Jul 9, 2015 - 10:24PM

    Well done. 35 years of pmln Punjab rule versus 2 years of pti. PMLN and its status quo allies are flooding the media against IK, since they can’t find anything related to corruption against him, they propagate by picking on tiny things as u turn and threat to democracy.
    Huge difference in KPK as we see it closely – police and patwari culture is about diminish. Let’s not get distracted by the negative propaganda by pmln and its ally ppp – let’s keep on supporting pti in anyway we can.
    PMLN belongs to Sharifs, PPP belongs to Bhuttos, PTI belongs to us…let me know if u guys agree or disagree…Recommend

  • Hassan Humayun
    Jul 9, 2015 - 11:11PM

    @ Hassan, dear this scandal of corruption is disclosed by Ehtisab Commission recently structured by KPK government about 6 months ago, it’s a provincial organization and does not work under NAB. Everyone knows that NAB caught the corrupt officials; make some deal, recover 10-20% of corruption amount and leave the culprits. So no need to praise NAB…Recommend

  • Muhammad Salman
    Jul 10, 2015 - 4:52AM

    Dr. Abdul Wahab, the president of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University once said that we, the Pakistanis are “hasb-e-tofeeq Harami”
    You will find these people in every party, every group, they can be Sunni, Shia, Pathan, Punjabi, young, old, rich, poor in fact every body is corrupt in his capacity.but when the same people fly to any other civilised country they become the ideal citizen, best driver, honest employees and charitable entrepreneur.
    We only need a sincere leadership rest everything will get better gradually Insha Allah.Recommend

  • Arsalan khan
    Jul 10, 2015 - 10:26AM

    it was great work done what the ehtisab commission is doing. i think its real change..what kp government is doing……..Recommend

  • Mlk Masroor
    Jul 12, 2015 - 1:30AM

    I hope and we all hope that this change goes on aand on in all the departments of KPK governmentRecommend

  • Reza
    Jul 13, 2015 - 4:29AM

    @Above politics:
    Afridi is arrested by the provincial set up,Ehtesab Commission of KPK headed by Hamid Khan. KPK is the only province with this sort of set up against corruption. We as people of Pakistan must read and gain knowledge about our admin and govt matters Recommend

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