LAHORE: Farah Khan, a close friend of prime minister’s wife Bushra Bibi, has left the country amid serious allegations of corruption levelled against her by the opposition.

According to sources, Ms Khan had left for Dubai on Sunday after the dissolution of the National Assembly in the wake of the no-trust move against Prime Minister Imran Khan. Her husband had reportedly left the country already.

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz had alleged that a friend of prime minister’s wife received a huge sum of money for getting officers transferred and posted according to their choice, calling her the ‘mother of all scandals’ amounting to Rs6 billion.

“I dare to name Farah, a friend of Bushra Bibi who is involved in receiving millions of rupees in transfers and postings and these are directly connected to Banigala (residence of Prime Minister Khan),” Ms Nawaz said.

She claimed once the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government was sent home the mind-boggling stories of corruption of Imran Khan and the company would come to the fore.

“The mother of all scandals of transfers and postings amounting to Rs6bn is related to Banigala. In the coming days, startling evidence will surface. Imran Khan has fears that once he is out of power his ‘thefts’ will be exposed,” Maryam Nawaz said.

Sacked governor Chaudhry Sarwar and Aleem Khan, an old friend of the premier, also alleged that Farah Khan had made millions in transfers and postings done in Punjab through former chief minister Usman Buzdar.

Published in Dawn, April 5th, 2022

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