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Chairman Bait ul Mal denies allegations on Kashana welfare home

LAHORE: The Chairman of Bait ul Mal Malik Azam denied allegations on Wednesday that Kashana Welfare Home was being used to supply underage girls to influential ministers in Punjab Government.

The Chairman of Bait ul Mal Malik Azam spoke to the media and said that an inquiry had been initiated against the former superintendent of Kashana Lahore, Afshan Latif, three months ago.

The Chairman of Bait ul Mal Malik Azam said, “After corruption allegations were proven against Latif, we took back the right of disbursement of public funds from her”.

Malik Azam said that neither Afshan Latif nor any of the relatives of girls had signed on any form claiming that the orphans had been subjected to sexual harassment.

The Chairman of Bait ul Mal Malik Azam said, “In the first inquiry, her allegations were proven false”.

Malik Azam alleged that husband of Latif was a die-hard PML-N worker hence this whole thing was a ‘drama’.

The allegations of Afshan Latif against certain ministers of the Punjab Government

Afshan Latif petitioned the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday in reference to her allegation that the facility is being used to supply underage girls to powerful ministers of the Punjab government.

Last week, Afshan Latif had accused the Punjab government of persecuting her for bringing the matter to light in reference to the series of videos posted on social media.

Afshan Latif had alleged that even after her appointment, the illegal practices continued at the centre. Afshan Latif had filed a complaint to her department against the Director-General of Kashana, Afshan Kiran Imtiaz. The complaint read that the Director-General of Kashana, Afshan Kiran Imtiaz was pressuring Latif to marry underage girls to high-ranking officials.

In her petition filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) today, Afshan Latif requested that a judicial commission be formed to investigate the matter. Subsequently, the court summoned DC and the director of Darul Amaan.

Afshan Latif said that she had knocked on every door for justice, but when no one heard her, she turned to social media.

Afshan Latif said that this was not about her but about the future of the girls at Darul Amaan.

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