PML(N) politician and former Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has alleged that a close aide or friend of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, Farah Khan, fled the country carrying a handbag that cost $ 90,000. A video and some images showing Farah Khan went viral on social media platforms in the country, fuelling speculations of her escape.
Addressing a press conference alongside former Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ismail said that PML(N) has been alleging what the estranged Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf politician Aleem Khan had previously said about the ‘friend’ of the prime minister’s wife.
The PML(N) politician alleged that the First Lady’s close aide “took the money” for the transfer of civil servants in Punjab.
“Who did that money go to,” asked Ismail, adding that the PTI was claiming that Farah Khan cannot be a corrupt person as she was a “private person”.
“She can engage in corrupt activities because she is friends with the wives of public officeholders. She was someone’s frontwoman,” alleged Ismail.
Including Usman Buzdar into his broadside, Ismail said the former Punjab Chief Minister was “also someone’s frontman”, Geo News reported.
“When Aleem Khan claimed to inform Imran Khan about Usman Buzdar’s corruption but Imran Khan kept him, who was Buzdar paying,” Ismail asked.
The former finance minister said that a picture is circulating on social media since Monday, showing Farah with an allegedly high-value bag.
“Farah Gujjar, while using a Punjab government’s plane, had a bag that was worth $ 90,000,” claimed Ismail. He added that in local currency, the bag was worth Rs 16.2 million.
The PML(N) leader shared that the masses were told to have “one roti” instead of two, adding that people bought a single roti due to the rising wheat and sugar prices, but Farah Khan’s bag was worth Rs 16.2 million.
Farah, a close friend of Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, has reportedly left the country amid serious allegations of corruption levelled against her by the opposition, a media report said.