Imran should explain foreign funding for sit-ins: Daniyal

ISLAMABAD: Member National Assembly and Leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Daniyal Aziz Friday asked Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan to submit formal reply to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in PTI foreign funding case.

Addressing a press conference outside the Parliament House along MNA Talal Chaudhry, he said it seemed that due to stay order, PTI chief was not explaining party position.

He said billions of rupees foreign funds was reportedly used for sit-ins, and protests in the country.

He called for full assessment of evidence in Akbar S Babar case for an early decision, as reportedly PTI did receive billions of rupees foreign funds.

Daniyal said the anti-corruption department in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had been paralyzed due to the policies of provincial government.

He said the head of anti-corruption department had resigned from his post in KPK and pointed out that approximately Rs60 were being lost in corruption of every Rs100 in the province.

“The treasury benches had raised the corruption issue of province in National Assembly session,” he said.

He said NA committee on foreign affairs and finance affairs was working on corruption cases as current PML-N government was making serious efforts to curb this menace.

The MNA said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had started investigations in many corruption cases. He, however, added that PTI government in KPK had brought changes in Transparency Act to apparently save its former minister from corruption charges.

He said many corruption cases could be set aside without any legal action due to these changes.

Answering a question, MNA Talal Chaudhry said the details of more than two thousand cases in NAB were presented before the NA. He said majority of the cases were against the people who hail from Punjab province.

He said PML-N leadership believes in transparency and free accountability system. He said PTI chief Imran Khan was an ally of former president Pervaiz Musharaf in his tenure.

To another query, he said Musharraf was given permission to travel abroad for medical treatment in line with legal proceedings.