Imran Khan’s Al Qadir University Obtained Undue Cash and Land Favors, Pakistani Minister Says

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Islamabad : Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will investigate the undue favors given to Al-Qadir University, whose president is former Prime Minister Imran Khan, in terms of money and land.

Addressing the National Assembly (NA), he said Khan, his wife Bushra Bibi and her friend Farah are the trustees of the university, The News reported.

The Minister of Defense said favors of 500 million PKR cash and 450 kanals of land were given to the university, while Farah was also given 200 kanals of land.

“We would like Imran Khan to explain these favors,” he said.

He said only 32 management science students were enrolled in the university’s department, which is affiliated with Government College University, The News reported.

He said the university was essentially established “to provide spiritual education”.

The Minister of Defense told the NA that Khan received these benefits in terms of money and land for granting an alleged undue favor of PKR 45 billion to the owner of a housing project.

He said the UK’s National Crime Agency had detected £150 million of unexplained or laundered money belonging to the owner of Bahria Town in the UK, The News reported.

“This amount, as reported to the Public Accounts Committee by the NAB, was presented as a recovery,” he said. He claimed that the amount was handed over to the Pakistani government, but at Khan’s request, the amount was adjusted against the fine imposed by the Supreme Court on the owner of the housing project.

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Posted: Tuesday May 17th 2022, 2:24 PM IST

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