Imran Khan arrested in Al-Qadir Trust 'corruption' case for embezzling Rs60bn: Sanaullah.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah said Tuesday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's been arrested in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case for embezzling Rs60 billion.

Talking to media in Islamabad, he said the United Kingdon's agencies have traced ill-gotten money worth APS190 million of a property tycoon, which actually belonged to the people of Pakistan.

He said that APS190 million (or Rs60 billion) had to be repatriated to the national exchequer of Pakistan, but it was adjusted in Supreme Court's account.

"What an irony it is that the apex court did not take notice of the adjustment of this big amount," the interior minister said, whose government is currently at loggerheads with the top court.

Giving details of the "corruption" in the name of Al-Qadir Trust, Sanaullah said over 450 kanal of land situated in Sohawa and another piece of land measuring 224 kanal in Banigala were registered in the name of this trust.

He said it is worth noting that Khan and his spouse are sole trustees of this property. He further disclosed that 240 kanal land in Bannigala was registered in the name of Khan's front-woman Farah Gogi, who is a closed confidante of the former prime minister and his wife, Bushra Bibi.

In a tweet earlier, the interior minister categorically denied reports of inflicting torture on PTI Chairman Khan during his arrest by Rangers personnel from the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

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