LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has decided to write letters to the concerned departments to get the record against Farah Khan, a close aide of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi.
Sources privy to the matter told BOL News that letters will be written regarding the details of assets of Farah Khan, Ahsan Jamil Gujjar, records will be sought from private banks including FBR, Security Exchange, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).
Sources said that details of Farah Khan’s dollars and pounds accounts and a report from the Financial Monitoring Unit will also be sought from SBP regarding Farah Khan’s accounts.
According to sources, letters will also be written to private housing societies and 36 districts of the province for Farah Khan’s assets. After obtaining the record, Farah Khan will also be summoned in person.
A NAB spokesperson said that complaints of excessive assets and money laundering have been received against Farah Khan adding that the case of Farah Khan is under the jurisdiction of NAB because her husband Ahsan Jamil was the chairman of Gujranwala District Council from 1997 to 1999.
Last month, NAB decided to initiate an inquiry against Farah Khan after media reports suggesting massive financial embezzlements.
NAB Chairperson Justice (retd) Javaid Iqbal gave the approval for inquiry against Khan, who is also known Farah Gogi, in a high-level meeting held today, he also directed the NAB Lahore to initiate proceedings as according to law.
Farah Khan is accused of money laundering and making asset beyond means, said an official NAB spokesperson. He added that Khan has frequently travelled abroad during the previous government of Imran Khan – including nine visits each to the United States of America and United Arab Emirates.
The NAB has also alleged that as many as Rs847 million were transferred to Farah Khan’s personal account in the last three years. Khan has not yet given her version on the NAB’s statement.
Following the dissolution of the National Assembly (NA) in the wake of the no-trust move against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Farah Khan left for Dubai in the wee hours.
Khan’s husband, Jamil Gujjar, had already left the country in the wake of the prevailing political situation of the country. According to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) sources, Farah had left for Dubai a3am on Monday.
Farah Khan has been the centre of controversy after Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz had accused her of being involved in corruption and kickbacks, particularly in transfer and postings of officials in Punjab.
Former Punjab governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar had also echoed similar claims, saying huge money was being minted for transfer and postings in Punjab.
Former chief minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar had rejected the allegations of the former governor, saying every transfer and posting was being done transparently.
On the other hand, Imran Khan’s close aide Shehbaz Gill had also rejected the allegations, saying the opposition had begun to target Bushra Bibi’s friend after they couldn’t find anything to criticize the former first lady.