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Farah Gogi issues legal notice to NAB chairman, others
- Web Desk
- Nov 12, 2023
LAHORE: Farhat Shahzadi alias Farah Gogi, has served a legal notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director-general, the Punjab Inspector General of Police and the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) director-general regarding the alleged leakage of her property details.
The legal notice has raised concerns about the unauthorised release of documents related to the ongoing investigation into Farah Gogi”s properties and wealth.
In the notice, she has questioned how these confidential documents found their way to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s leader Atta Tarar.
Farah Gogi has vehemently denied all allegations, asserting that “all her properties have been duly declared in her tax returns.”
She has said that she belong to a business family and she has nothing to do with politics.
The notice further demanded an examination of Atta Tarar’s phone records to ascertain the source of the leaked documents.
Farah Gogi’s has said that a defamation claim will be filed against those responsible for the leaking the documents.
Who is Farah Gogi
Farah Gogi is a close associate of former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi.
She has been accused of corruption, money laundering, and tax evasion.
According to official records, her assets increased by more than Rs 4,520 million during the tenure of the PTI government.
She has shares in several companies, including Ghousia Builders, Al Baraq Housing, Al Baraq Foods, Al Muez Dairy and Foods, Al Muez Properties, Dayan Properties, Doctors Clinical Care, and Sina Toria Hospital Management Company.
She also allegedly received 240 acres of land from a property tycoon in exchange for a deal that returned £190 million to the government in 2019.
The money was seized by the UK’s National Crime Agency from the tycoon, who was accused of money laundering. She also has agricultural land in Bahawalpur and Gujranwala, and residential and commercial properties in Islamabad and Lahore.
She allegedly took advantage of a tax amnesty scheme announced by Khan in 2018 and regularized over Rs489 million of black money, allegedly received as bribes for various government contracts and appointments.
She also has a secret passport from an unknown country called Vanuatu for money laundering purposes.
An investigation has revealed the emergence of a secret foreign passport belonging to Farhat Shehzadi alias Farah Gogi, a close friend and confidante of the former First Lady, Bushra Bibi.
The revelation suggests that in order to conceal alleged embezzled funds and facilitate money laundering, a clandestine international passport from a little-known country, Vanuatu, was arranged for Farah Gogi.