NAB summons Imran in ‘helicopter case’

PESHAWAR: The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has issued summon to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan within the helicopter case on July 18.

The accountability watchdog has initiated probe into alleged unlawful use of the KP authorities’s helicopters, inflicting loss to the nationwide exchequer.

Former KP chief minister had additionally appeared earlier than the bureau’s staff in April in the identical case.

PTI’s clarification

In February this 12 months, Khyber Pakthhunkhwa (KP) authorities had clarified alleged misuse of its helicopters by PTI chief Imran Khan, stating the government-owned helicopters had been by no means used for his private or non-public use.

In a press release, the then PTI-led KP authorities mentioned Khan accompanying the ministers and advisers used these helicopters for the official excursions.

“These helicopters had been used on 39 events in final 4 and half years,” the provincial authorities officers mentioned within the assertion on Feb 4, 2018.

The assertion shared particulars of 39 official journeys, because it was mentioned, that helicopters had been used for round 75 flying hours towards gasoline fees of roughly Rs2.1 million in final 4 and half years.

The PTI chief participated in numerous vital capabilities starting from groundbreaking/inauguration of Billion Tree Tsunami mission, the institution of universities and different initiatives, the clarification mentioned.

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