Ex-minister Hina Rabbani Khar booked in forgery case
MUZAFFARGARH: Former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and her family have been booked in a forgery case filed by her stepbrother.
The Anti-Corruption Establishment booked Khar in a forgery case lodged by her stepbrother Malik Abdul Khaliq Rabbani Khar.
The other family members are Hina’s sisters Anila Rabbani, Khadija Rabbani, Naeema, Nadia Rabbani, their brother Malik Raza Rabbani, mother Sumaira Abdullah and father MNA Malik Ghulam Muhammad Noor Rabbani Khar.
Malik Abdul Khaliq Rabbani Khar had filed a fraud and forgery case against 25 people alleging that the accused have illegally transferred family property for which a complaint had already been filed at the directorate of ACE.
After an initial investigation, a fraud case was registered against the accused. The petitioner has alleged that Malik Noor Rabbani Khar [Hina’s father] had separated from his mother Zaibunnisa and married to Sumaira Abdullah. He transferred 1,535 kanal, 13 marla land to his new wife and other children by using his political influence. Hina Rabbani is a postgraduate in hospitality and tourism from the University of Massachusetts and has her roots in a wealthy feudal family of south Punjab.
The case was also instituted against Mushtaq Mehboob Leghari, Ghulam Hussain, Naib Tehsildars, Rahim Bakhsh, Atta Hussain Kalera, Ghulam Yasin, Noor M Khund, Sikandar Khan, M Eisa, M Yousaf, Asghar Ali Qureshi, Girdawars/Qanoongos, Ghulam Ali, Rahim Bakhsh, Karim Bakhsh, M Amin, Elahi Bakhsh, Sikandar Khan, Saifullah, Abdul Rehman Qadir Bakhsh, Patwaris of the Land Revenue Department. No reports of the arrests have yet come to the light.
In July 2011, Khar was appointed as Pakistan’s youngest and first woman foreign minister by the PPP government. Prior to it, Khar had been a junior foreign minister for nine months.