LAHORE: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) on Friday registered an FIR against former PML-N lawmaker Saiful Maluk Khokhar for illegal the transfer of land and causing a loss to the exchequer.

According to an ACE spokesperson, Khokhar got registered a fake sale deed of 22 kanals in Lahore in connivance with an official of the sub-registrar office and a partwari, thus causing a loss of millions of rupees to the exchequer.

The Khokhar family is considered close to the Sharif family.

“Deputy Commissioner of Lahore Mudasar Riaz requested the ACE to initiate criminal proceedings against Mr Khokhar and his facilitators - Iftikhar Ahmed patwari and Raja Nadeem Ahmed, EX-RM-1 from the office of the Sub-registrar Allama Iqbal Town -- got registered illegal sale deeds and caused millions of rupees loss to national exchequer through evasion of property registration, mutation fee and multiple other taxes,” he said.

ACE Director General Gohar Nafees said no one was above the law and every single penny looted or evaded would be recovered from the accused. He said that raids were being conducted to arrest those nominated in the FIR.

Meanwhile, the ACE of Lahore region arrested Excise Inspector Waheed Miyo for illegally and fraudulently registering non-custom paid vehicles.

ACE Assistant Director Investigation Aitazaz Munir Gondal said action against the suspect was taken after thorough investigation into the matter.

FIA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Bahawalpur region, filed a case against Irfan Ali for securing a job as a daily wager in the Multan Electric Power Company in March 2017 while he was in Saudi Arabia on an employment visa.

The FIA also arrested EXENs Subhan Ali Somro and Sohail Abbas who were part of the then interview committee which frequently showed that they had interviewed accused Irfan Ali.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2020

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