LAHORE: Punjab Home Minister Atta Tarar on Sunday vowed to bring back Farah Gogi and her husband Ahsan Jameel Gujjar via Interpol in the country.
Addressing a joint press conference flanked by Punjab Minister for Law Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Tarar said that the government will fulfil all the legal requirements and make all efforts to get “red warrants” (an Interpol red notice) against the couple.
The Minister accused Farah Gogi and her husband Ahsan Jameel Gujjar of corruption, land fraud and running a racket of diamond smuggling,
A red notice is an international request sent to the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) seeking the arrest and extradition of an individual.
He accused PTI chairman Imran Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi and Farah Gogi of looting national wealth.
He said that the chief executive officer of Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC), Rana Yousuf, and Special Economic Zone Committee Secretary Maqsood Ahmed have been arrested by the anti-corruption establishment in a case relating to the illegal allotment of a precious industrial plot to Farah Gogi.
He said that a 10-acre industrial plot situated in the Faisalabad Special Economic Zone was allotted to Farah Gogi for only Rs83 million and its actual worth was Rs600 million. The minister said that the plot was transferred to Gogi via a fake company.
A case has been registered in this regard earlier this month, he said, adding that Farah Gogi, her mother Bushra Khan and Ahsan Jameel Gujjar were nominated in the case.
He accused the former first lady of “dealing” in the Prime Minister’s House. “Imran Khan introduced a new system of money laundering in small packets,” he revealed.
He said that Imran Khan, along with his wife and Farah Gogi, was running a racket of money laundering via diamonds.
Giving details, Tarar said that the diamonds in small packets were smuggled abroad and were sold in black markets. He maintained that Imran Khan was leading the group.
Imran Khan could be arrested for use of drugs, he said, adding that the government has no plans to took him into custody.
Action will be taken against the former first lady after the arrest of Farah Gogi, the PML-N leader added.
Responding to a question about inflation, he said that the chief minister will soon announce a relief package. Punjab Minister for Law Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan said that Pakistan is not under any threat from a “foreign conspiracy” as is the narrative being drummed by the PTI since it was removed from government, rather it is under threat from an “internal conspiracy” by former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan.