LAHORE – Members of the PML-Q submitted an adjournment motion in Punjab Assembly on Saturday, alleging the provincial government of receiving bribes amounting to Rs1.65 billion in the purchase of laptops.

They demanded an inquiry into the purchase of the laptops by a senior judge of the Lahore High Court and a commission comprising IT experts.

Members of the PML-Q in Punjab Assembly including Amir Sultan Cheema, Qamar Hayat Kathiya and Seemal Kamran submitted the adjournment motion in which they tried to establish their allegation through several questions.

They asked why the laptops were purchased through planning and development department instead of higher education commission.

In another question, the legislators inquire why the provincial government benefited the purchasing company with Rs1.65 billion, buying laptops worth Rs20 thousand each at the price of Rs37 thousand.

PML-Q member also questioned the professional standing of the local agent in the IT field who had purchased the laptops worth Rs4 billion for the Punjab government and why they laptops were not purchased directly from the manufacturer, Dell.  They said why a copy of the laptop project contract was not provided to the NAB.