Tuesday Apr 05, 2022
LAHORE/DUBAI/ISLAMABAD: First Lady Bushra Bibi’s son Musa Maneka said on Tuesday that what his mother’s close friend Farah Khan did with his mother and PM Imran Khan was "not right."
The first lady’s son Musa told Geo News that Farah Khan has “nothing to do” with the Maneka family
“Farah Khan has gone to Dubai to seek residence there. Our family has no link with the alleged deals done by Farah Khan,” said Musa.
Earlier sources told Geo News that the first lady’s friend, whose real name is Farah Shahzadi, reached Dubai on April 3.
Officials, privy to the knowledge, said that she used an international airline with the number EK623 to reach Dubai and used a Pakistani passport to travel to the country.
Sources said that Farah on Monday attended an Iftar dinner at the first lady’s sister Maryam Riaz’s house in Abu Dhabi.
Geo News contacted close friends of Farah Shahzadi in UAE for a response.
The friends said that they were not “in a position” to respond to the allegations at this point, adding that they have given a message to Farah Khan.
“Message has been sent to Ms Farah, response to the allegations will be provided soon,” said close people to the first lady’s aide.
Farah Khan has become controversial as estranged PTI leader Aleem Khan and the Opposition had put forward corruption allegations against the first lady’s friend.
Earlier in the day, PML-N leader and former finance minister Miftah Ismail alleged on Tuesday that the handbag carried by First Lady Bushra Bibi’s close aide Farah Khan costs $90,000.
The former minister's comment came after a picture of Farah went viral on social media.
Ismail, while addressing a press conference alongside former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, said that PML-N has been saying the same things that the estranged PTI leader Aleem Khan had previously said about Farah.
The PML-N leader 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”.
“When Aleem Khan claimed to inform Imran Khan about Usman Buzdar's corruption but Imran Khan kept him, who was Buzdar paying?” wondered Ismail.
He also asked who was Farah Khan paying the bribes.
The former finance minister said that a picture was circulating yesterday showing her 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 "Rs16.2 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 Rs16.2 million.