Imran Khan To Answer Supreme Court
Imran Khan To Answer Supreme Court: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has been called by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to explain his position for allegedly using Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s helicopters.
Sources say that Khan has been asked to appear at NAB’s Peshawer office on July 18th.
The bureau’s KP director was instructed by NAB chairman Javed Iqbal in February to carry out a probe into the matter of Khan utilizing the helicopter in official control of the previous chief minister of KP.
The director general was further directed to discern what made the CM allow another individual to utilize his property and was also asked to find out if the same had occurred with others as well.
Furthermore, it was also instructed to verify whether the authority by the KP CM had been abused.
Earlier this year, it was reported that millions of rupees were spent by the KP government on Imran’s alleged use of the provincial government‘s helicopters.
Former KP CM Pervez Khattak had earlier been called for in the case as well.
The NAB report claims that had Khan used a private company’s choppers, it would have cost him an hourly fare of between Rs1m and Rs1.2m for the Mi-17, and between Rs0.5m and Rs0.6m for the Ecureuil.
Citing Pervez Khattak’s principal adviser on technical training and aviation, the report added that the use of KP helicopters can cost as much as Rs0.2m per hour.
It claimed that Khan should have paid the KP government Rs11.1m, but official documents only mention payments worth Rs2.1m.
According to sources, the PTI chief was served summons after the NAB chairman approved an application in this regard by the bureau’s KP chapter.
Khan had claimed at a party meeting that he had not used official helicopters of the PTI-led KP government for personal use.
Former chief minister Khattak has previously appeared before NAB in connection with the inquiry as well. An inquiry had been ordered against him to ascertain if he had the power to hand over ‘sensitive’ assets such as choppers for non-governmental usage.
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