Islamabad: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday showed proof regarding a mega scandal of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government, asking the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to reply in this regard within the next two weeks.
“This is a historical mega scandal which has now been proved by the PTI’s own white paper in which it was confessed that the K-P government had invested Rs378.71 million in shares of listed companies,” PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz said in a news conference.
He said that the PTI-led K-P government gambled in stock market and lost huge money, so in order to cover that money, it fudged the figures of several hydel power projects in the province which were to be completed by 2015-16.
Aziz alleged that Rs25 billion was allocated for completion of numerous hydel power projects in the province but millions of rupees from it were squandered by investing in the stock market to benefit rich business people, including some PTI leaders interfering in the affairs of the provincial government.
“We will not leave them free in this mega scandal and will give them two weeks to take action against the culprits,” he said, adding that if they failed to do so the federal government would take action and send the case to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The PML-N leader said that the PTI was committing contempt of Supreme Court by once again raising talks about planned rigging in the 2013 general elections.
The PTI had committed with the PML-N that the judicial commission’s verdict would be acceptable but now they were again creating fuss and had started threatening to resume their sit-ins on the basis of their demands of resigning of the Election Commission members, he added.
Daniyal Aziz advised the PTI to take legal route for action against the members of the poll body instead of giving threats of blocking Islamabad.
On the occasion, MNA Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said that the PTI was putting pressure upon the judiciary in order to get the decision of their own will.
He was of the view that the PTI had failed to fulfill their pledges made during their election campaign, therefore, they are creating unnecessary hue and cry.
He said that Nadra chairman was appointed by mutual advisory and the PTI consent was also involved in the appointment of the chairman but now Imran Khan is demanding resignation from him.