ACE lodges FIR against Imran, sister over Layyah land purchase fraud
By News Desk
June 10, 2023 04:20 PM
The details of an FIR registered by the anti-corruption establishment, Dera Ghazi Khan, against former premier and PTI Chairman Imran Khan, his sister Uzma Khan, former Punjab chief minister Usman Buzdar and two others for concluding a shady land deal in tehsil Chobara in Layyah have emerged, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.
The ACE, DG Khan, nominated five accused including Imran Khan, Uzma Khan, Usman Buzdar, Ahad Majeed and Patwari Asghar in the FIR for conducting a non-transparent land purchase deal on behalf of PTI chairman’s sister.
The FIR further stated that the role of other co-accused in the case would be determined later.
However, according to legal experts, the FIR is very weak as it contains legal lacunae. The accused have been provided relief by inserting documentary fraud sections in the FIR.
According to the FIR, Uzma Khan purchased 5,261 kanal land in Nawan Kot which was worth Rs6 billion for just Rs130 million.
The land was bought by hoodwinking the local residents in the name of the Greater Thal Canal Project.
Then Punjab chief minister Usman Buzdar at the behest of then prime minister Imran Khan forcefully snatched 500 kanal land from the old settlers.
The FIR requested strict action against all the five accused.
According to the ACE regional director, DGK, no arrest so far has been made in the case.
Reporter Zahid Winder