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Usman Farooqi, father of Sharmila Farooqi, dies in Karachi

Karachi: Usman Farooqi, the father of Pakistan People’s Party leader Sharmila Farooqi died in Karachi on Monday.

Usman Farooqi, a former chairman of Pakistan Steel Mills, was accused of embezzling Rs 195 billion ($1.95 billion) from Pakistan Steel Mills and Government of Pakistan through political corruption and fraud.

Anisa Farooqi, mother of Sharmila, entered into a plea bargain with the National Accountability Bureau on 28 April 2001 after being arrested with First Information Report

Sharmila Farooqi and her family was extensively investigated by officers of the National Accountability Bureau, Federal Investigation Agency and officials Karachi Electric Supply Corporation due to the non-payment of electricity bills worth Rs 1 million.

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