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Friday Oct 12 2018
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Probe against state interior minister for renovating house on govt money

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an investigation after reports emerged State Minister for Interior Sheheryar Afridi used government money to renovate and redecorate his new residence, sources told Geo News.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been tasked to probe into the allegations.

Afridi was accused of replacing floor tiles, curtains, furniture and carpets after he moved into a house in the ministers’ colony. He also purchased an LCD.

Afridi was accused of replacing floor tiles, curtains, furniture and carpets after he moved into a house in the ministers’ colony-Geo News

The purchases allegedly cost millions of rupees and were ordered to be paid by Chief Commissioner Islamabad. The official directed junior employees to carry out the payments out of government funds.

Sources added that the prime minister took notice after media reports emerged about the matter. Additional Director General FIA Basharat Shehzad is carrying out the investigation.

Meanwhile, Afridi in his statement after media reports said that only Rs400,000 were spent on the renovation.

PM Imran intends to take order strict action against the minister if the accusation turns out to be true, sources added.

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