A file photo shows Imran Khan giving an interview to The Associated Press in Islamabad
During the tenure of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi are accused of accepting PKR 5 billion and hundreds of kanals of land.
In an allegation made by Pakistan’s Interior Minister on Tuesday, Rana Sanaullah said Imran and his wife accepted land and cash in return for “providing protection” to a real estate firm in a money laundering case during the PTI government.
Sanaullah said Bahria Town, a privately owned real-estate development company based in Islamabad, had “illegally transferred” PKR 50 billion to a Pakistani national in the UK.
He said the transfer was identified by the UK’s National Crime Agency.
Sanaullah claimed that Imran Khan had tasked his aide with resolving the dispute. According to the Pakistan interior minister, they “settled” the entire case, adjusting the PKR 50 billion — state property that belongs to the national treasury — against Bahria Town’s liability.
According to Dawn, after Bahria Town’s PKR 50 billion was protected by the government, the company entered into an agreement and allotted a 458-kanal plot with an on-paper value of PKR 530 million to a trust owned by Imran and his wife.
According to reports, Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi, and her friend Farah Gogi made “billions” during the PTI government.
“It started in 2019 when Imran Khan gave a relief worth Pakistani rupees 320 million to Ahsan Jamil Gujjar – Farah’s husband – under an amnesty scheme,” PML-N leader Atta Ullah Tarar said during a press conference.
The Express Tribune quoting Tarar reported that Khan gave the relief due to his personal relations and friendship between Bushra and Farah.
He also played an audio tape, purporting to be a conversation between a business tycoon and his daughter, explaining how Farah ‘demanded a gift’ for the ex-first lady.
During the conversation, the woman said to her father that Farah Gogi allegedly demanded a precious diamond as a gift for the ex-first lady in return for “removing locks” on a project site and withdrawing a report against her father, the report stated.
(With inputs from ANI)