NAB Lahore summons Farah Gogi on July 20

Former first lady's friend faces inquiry in a money laundering case

The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Lahore chapter has summoned Farah Gogi – a close friend of former prime minister Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi – on July 20 in a money-laundering and assets beyond means case.

The apex anti-graft body had opened an investigation against her in April.

According to sources, the government also initiated the legal process for repatriation of Gogi – who fled Pakistan soon after PML-N came into power.

The anti-graft watchdog issued the notice on Wednesday which was received by Gogi’s domestic help at her Lahore residence - the same house where Bushra Bibi and Imran solemnized marriage.

After holding an inquiry against 20 individuals, the accountability bureau also summoned 17 alleged business partners of Gogi on July 14 and 15 along with complete details of the business.

Sources termed the notice as a significant development because, during the last two to three months, all the concerned departments and agencies including the Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Federal Board of Revenue and Punjab Land Authority perused all related documents and records.

Notably, the Punjab Anti-Corruption Unit also registered a first information report (FIR) against her earlier in the day.

Sources within the government claimed that Gogi was the front person for the PTI chairman and her presence during the investigation was mandatory.

Meanwhile, the incumbent government has also decided to acquire details of bank accounts of PTI Central Secretariat’s four employees.

Apart from this, the government will also reach out to global banks to fetch details about any offshore accounts of the former premier.

Farah Gogi

Aftabuddin Kashif Syed Jul 14, 2022 04:35am
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