• Thu. May 25th, 2023

ACE seizes Muhammad Khan Bhatti’s Rs380m ‘secret assets’

LAHORE: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has seized secret assets of Rs380 million from former chief minister Pervaiz Elahi’s principal secretary Mohammad Khan Bhatti, it has been learnt.

According to sources, shares of worth Rs100 million were seized from Rahim Yar Khan Sugar Mill and of worth 280 million from Ghotki Sugar Mill.

According to the ACE, assets in the form of sugar bags have been sized.

It is pertinent to mention that a case had been registered by the ACE Rawalpindi against Muhammad Khan Bhatti. According to the anti-corruption department, Bhatti invested Rs30 crore obtained through bribery by buying sugar stocks.

The ACE Rawalpindi had constituted an inquiry and registered a case against Muhammad Khan Bhatti. The accused had purchased Rs300 worth of sugar from Alliance Sugar Mill Ghotki.

He was also wanted in case number 3/23 of Lahore Region of Anti-Corruption Department of Punjab. According to the ACE, Bhatti had invested Rs250 million in Rahim Yar Khan Sugar Mill through corruption and bribery. According to sources, government officers and employees cannot be the part of any business.

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