ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb Wednesday lashed out at PTI Chairman Imran Khan and demanded that he answer to the people on how he managed to “convert Bani Gala — his residence — into money gala”.
In a press conference, the information minister said the ex-prime minister did not curb corruption and that Khan and his aides’ assets increased while the PTI chairman was in power.
Aurangzeb claimed that Bushra bibi, the wife of the former prime minister, and her friend Farah Khan — who is a suspect in multiple money laundering cases — conducted business transactions in Bani Gala.
The information further said that although Khan maintains that Bushra bibi is a housewife, it was on her instructions that the diplomatic cypher was touted as a “threat letter”.
“Bushra bibi runs orders to run trends against institutions; it was on her instructions that the [cable] was used as a threat letter,” the information minister said, asking Khan to “have some shame” for calling her a housewife.
The information minister alleged that Bushra bibi asks PTI’s social media team to run trends for diverting attention away from Farah’s corruption cases — in a reference to the recent audio leak of a conversation between Khan’s wife and PTI leader Dr Arsalan Khalid.