ISLAMABAD -  The Pakistan Tehreek-e -Insaf core committee on Friday welcomed the decision of the National Accountability Bureau chief to initiate an inquiry against the misuse of official helicopter of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government allegedly by party chief Imran Khan.

The core committee that met under the chair of Khan in Bani Gala welcomed the decision of NAB chairman but added that “the bureau should also initiate inquiries about the misuse of official helicopters and aeroplanes of other provinces”.

The meeting said that the party chairman never used the official helicopter in his personal capacity even for a minute. It said that even the KP governor used more helicopter than that of the KP government's. The meeting said that the PTI-led KP government will respond to the NAB notice. It also condemned the media campaign, what it said an "organized one”, against its provincial government.

The meeting stressed that the NAB should initiate a probe regarding an application submitted by the PTI against the alleged corruption of Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.

The participants also discussed the upcoming Senate elections and said that the parliamentary board of the party would decide the party tickets from KP for the election. They also condemned the alleged horse-trading in Senate election, especially in Balochistan.

The meeting expressed satisfaction over the performance of KP government as well as its provincial police department, said a statement issued by PTI after the huddle.

KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, who also attended the huddle, said that the culprits involved in Kohat and Mardan incidents would be taken to task soon. He said that the provincial government could not betray the people through fake arrests on the pattern of the Sindh government.

The meeting decided to appoint MNAs Ali Mohammad Khan, Murad Saeed and Sheryar Afridi as the spokespersons of KP government.

The meeting decided to form three committees including media committee, legal committee and anti-corruption committee.

The meeting stressed that courts should decide corruption cases against ousted PM Nawaz Sharif within six months, the given time period from Supreme Court.  The meeting decided that PTI will monitor the future trial of Sharif family in courts.

It also decided that PTI would contact NAB against Jhang group in connection with leged foreign funding.

 

 

IMRAN MUKHTAR