ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb responded sharply on Sunday to PTI chief Imran Khan as he had said earlier in the day, especially his defense of Farah Khan, and it is alleged that sloganeing in the Masjid-i-Nabwi courtyard earlier this week was carried out on orders. of the former prime minister.
Speaking at a press conference at the Department of Business Information (PID), especially in response to a lengthy speech by PTI leaders a few hours ago, Ms Aurangzeb said Imran was the only prime minister to export foreign gifts.
He said Imran Khan had reduced the gift storage percentage from Toshakhana to 20 percent to receive those gifts and then increased it to 50pc.
He then bought the gifts from money taken from Farah Khan, who was making billions on his bribe to hire every government official in the Punjab, the minister said, accusing Imran Khan of embezzling sugar and flour.
Former PM’s allegations are pending, ordering a slogan to be lodged in Masjid-i-Nabwi
Ms Aurangzeb said the prime minister could keep cars used only by law. But Mr Khan took the BMW X5 on his way out, which was a car from the Prime Minister’s Office area for foreign diplomats.
Imran Khan insisted he wanted to keep the car, although he had previously criticized previous governments for more expensive cars at the Prime Minister House, he said.
He added that the price of the car when it was purchased in 2016 was R30 million, now costing R60 million, and if bomb protection and bulletproof vests were considered, the vehicle would now cost about R150 million.
The minister also told the media that instead of announcing and importing a diploma-gifted foreign embassy in Toshakhana, Mr Khan smuggled the gun into Pakistan and kept it with him.
“You are a thief, a liar, a liar and a liar but you are trying to disguise yourself as a person to cover up wrongdoing and fraud,” the information minister said, referring to Mr Khan.
He said Imran Khan had imprisoned his political opponents and imprisoned them in death camps, but he could not prove anything wrong with them in court.
The minister said Imran Khan was busy using the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and other authorities to exploit political opponents instead of focusing on reducing the suffering of citizens facing inflation and unemployment.
‘The first man Pharaoh’
He said it was “strange” that Imran Khan was defending Pharaoh Khan, whose property allegedly went up to billions of dollars during Mr Khan’s time because Ms Khan was “a former person and the administrator of her bank account”.
The information minister said Imran Khan was concerned about Farah Khan’s investigation because the stories of fraud and kidnapping of Ms Khan and Shahzad Akbar, Imran Khan’s aide in the crackdown, came from the Bani Gala.
He said Imran had tried his best to harass and persecute the opposition, including “media conferences” on the PID by Mr Akbar, his special meetings with Daily Mail journalist David Rose and “false stories” driven by the publication and imprisonment of PML- N leaders over trumped-up allegations.
‘Imran after the Medina incident’
Referring to a recent incident at the Masjid-i-Nabwi in Medina, Mrs. Aurangzeb said the mourning inside the sacred site was carried out on the orders of Imran Khan.
“PTI leaders have been involved in inciting violence in the community. I was a witness to myself that the people sent by Imran Khan were influencing others to elevate the slogans and throw him wrong in the courtyard of Masjid-i-Nabwi, ”he said. “While the party leaders fled to the UK overnight, poor supporters were left to face the law of Saudi Arabia.”
He also highlighted the success of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
NAB ’empowered to investigate Pharaoh’
The National Accountability Bureau, while referring to other “speculative media reports challenging the NAB site to launch an investigation against Ms Farah Khan”, said in a statement on Sunday that the law empowered the bureau to launch an investigation against former members of the public office or family. their. members to accumulate assets in excess of known sources of income.
Farah Khan’s colleague, Ahsan Jameel Gujjar, remained chairman of the Gujranwala district council between 1997 and 1999, the statement said.
The National Accountability Ordinance 1999 and the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2010 allowed NAB to “hold Farah Khan’s behavior as a former public office partner, under the law”, he added, adding that the NAB chapter in Lahore will conduct an investigation “in a fair and transparent manner in accordance with the law”.
Published Parhlo, May 2, 2022