Farah Khan, a close friend of former first lady Bushra Bibi, has left for Dubai in the early hours of Monday following the dissolution of the National Assembly (NA) in the wake of the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Jamil Gujjar, Farah Khan’s husband, had already left the country due to the country’s current political situation.
Farah left for Dubai at 3 a.m. on Monday, according to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) sources.
According to FIA sources, they couldn’t prevent anyone from leaving the country unless a [restraining] order had been issued by a government authority.
Farah Khan has been accused of corruption and kickbacks by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz, particularly in the transfer and posting of officials in Punjab.
Former Punjab governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar made similar claims, claiming that huge sums of money were being minted for transfers and postings in the state.
Former Punjab chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has denied the former governor’s allegations, claiming that all transfers and postings were done in a transparent manner.
Imran Khan’s close aide Shehbaz Gill, on the other hand, dismissed the allegations, saying the opposition had turned their attention to Bushra Bibi’s friend after failing to find anything to criticise the former first lady.
Farah Khan, he added, did not hold any public office and was not a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).