PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Authorities in northwestern Pakistan arrested a provincial minister for mines and minerals on suspicion of embezzlement, the government’s anti-corruption commission said on Thursday.
The commission in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrested Zia Ullah Afridi, affiliated with the province’s ruling Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf party, a statement from the Ehtesab Commission said.
Afridi will be brought before a special court over the misappropriation of billions of rupees (tens of millions of dollars) of provincial government funds, it said.
No other details were immediately available.
Reporting by Jibran Ahmad; Editing by Louise Ireland