Govt decides to bring back Farah Khan Gogi from Dubai
Efforts on to obtain record of bank accounts of PTI, Imran Khan: FBR to write letters to international banks: Imran’s income to be scrutinised: PTI Sectt employees to face music
May 5, 2022 04:01 PM
The government has decided to bring back Farah Khan Gogi, a close aide of former prime minister Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, to face investigation regarding her bank accounts, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday, quoting its sources.
The sources further divulged that the legal process has been set into motion to bring back Farah Gogi from Dubai as her presence was necessary for the investigation.
According to the sources, Farah Gogi had acted as Imran Khan’s “frontman” and the investigators would try to establish facts from her.
It has also been decided to obtain details of bank accounts of four employees of the PTI Central Secretariat. The employees are names as Tahir Iqbal, Muhammad Nauman Afzal, Muhammad Arshad and Muhammad Rafiq, the sources added.
The sources said the record is being extracted about the funds landed in the personal accounts of these PTI employees from 2008 to 2022. The record of these personal accounts is being sought from the State Bank of Pakistan along with the foreign funding record of Imran Khan’s nine years – from 2013 to 2022.
Only five years’ record PTI’s foreign funding was available, that is from 2008-9 to 2012-13 which the State Bank had forwarded to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The sources further claimed that after this period the PTI had received much larger amounts illegally. The record would show from whom Imran Khan had received funds during the PTI’s sit-in in Islamabad. Independent auditors will run forensic test of the record. FIA and FBR will initiate their own actions after getting the records on their own.
The decision is aimed at getting hold of the record of PTI’s foreign bank accounts in the US, UK, Canada, Norway, Finland, New Zealand, Australia and other countries.
There would be arrests in the light of the evidence to be collected through these investigations.
Another decision was made about scrutinizing the income and accounts of Imran Khan.
The sources said that it has also been decided to write letters to the international banks to locate the secret bank accounts of the PTI and Imran Niazi. The action will be taken under the Data Exchange Agreement which was signed during the tenure of former finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
Under this agreement, the FBR has the authority to obtain record from the international banks, the sources added.
Reporter Awais Kiyani