Rana Sanaullah accuses Imran Khan of receiving land as graft from Bahria Town

Rana Sanaullah accuses Imran Khan of receiving land as graft from Bahria Town

Islamabad (Web Desk): Federal Minister for Interior Rana Sana Ullah on Tuesday said that the federal cabinet decided to constitute a committee to investigate the mishandling Rs 50 billion in a money laundering case by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government as there was no clues who had signed this agreement.

Addressing a press conference, after the cabinet meeting, flanked by Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and Communications Minister Asad Mahmood, the interior minister blamed former prime minister Imran Khan for being wrongly labelled as "Sadiq and Amin".

He said that Imran Khan took approval of an agreement on December 3, 2019 without allowing the members to read it although some of them sought clarification.

The issue was also widely reported and highlighted in the media, he added.

Ran a Sanaullah said that National Crime Agency of United Kingdom confiscated over Rs 50 billion of Bahria Town which had been transferred against the law.

Under the UK law, it was the property of State of Pakistan, he added.

However, the minister said former special assistant to the PM (SAPM) Mirza Shahzad Akbar acted a role of ‘broker’ for the former premier.

"Imran Khan’s corruption czar Mirza Shahzad Akbar settled Rs 50 billion and got a Rs 5 billion commission which was tantamount to looting the public money", he said.

Sana Ullah said that the former government led by so called ‘Mr Clean’ settled the said huge amount as liability against Bahria Town. The former government provided a big relief to the Bahria Town by taking its due share, he added.

He said the Bahria Town donated and transferred 458 Kanals of precious land to Al-Qadir Trust after the agreement.

Ironically, the signatories of the agreement were former first lady Bushra Babi and the donor (Bahria Town), he added.

He said there were only two trustees of Al-Qadir Trust namely Bushra Babi and Imran Khan.

Similarly, the minister said that 240 kanals of land was transferred in the name of Farah Shahzadi wife of Ahsan Iqbal Jameel in Banigala.

"Farah Shahzadi did not escape because of taking diamond rings rather she ran away to escape questioning on illegal transfer of 240 kanals land in Banigala," Rana Sana said.

The minister said that there was no university at the site rather Bahria Town organized all functions held there during visits of Imran Khan.

He said Imran Khan received his due share in all such matters and it was a direct plundering of public money.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Petroleum, Senator Dr Musadik Malik said the plundered money that was caught in United Kingdom should have been returned to national exchequer, however it was gifted to one who actually was fined.

He elaborated, the money was caught under Economic Crimes Act and according to this act it should be returned to the country it belongs to. He said out of court settlement was done at a time when this case was being heard.

However, who represented Pakistan in the settlement was still a mystery, he said adding that the country could only be represented by Attorney general of Pakistan or Ministry of Law.

"No one else can sign any agreement, contract or do any other signature at international level", he maintained.