PTI MPA ‘ready to face’ accountability

Yasin Khalil rubbishes corruption allegations leveled by MPA Ziaullah Afridi

Our Correspondent July 28, 2017

PESHWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Yasin Khalil on Thursday rejected allegations leveled against him by MPA Ziaullah Afridi, a former minister also from the PTI, and said he would present himself for accountability.

Khalil told newsmen at the Peshawar Press Club that Afridi – former provincial minister for mines and minerals who had been expelled from the party on corruption charges – had submitted a motion in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Secretariat against him and MPA Mehmood Khan.

In the adjournment motion, Afridi blamed that Khalil and Mehmood had allegedly taken money from people promising them government jobs.

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Khalil rejected the allegations and said when he was adviser to chief minister for relief, rehabilitation and settlement (RR&S) and transport department in 2013, a Rescue 1122 driver, named Hussain Qadir, used his name. He added that Qadir took money from people and provided them fake appointment letters.

“When I received complaints against Qadir, I submitted an application to the director general Rescue 1122 Peshawar on December 2, 2013 to take action against the driver,” he added.

The MPA said he had not only requested the DG for his suspension but also lodged an FIR against him with the police and anti-corruption department. He added that he also told them to put his name on the exit control list immediately so that he could not runaway.

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Khalil also shared documents with the media which included copies of the FIR against Hussain Qadir and his applications to the DG Rescue 1122 and the anti-corruption department.

He also welcomed all investigative bodies to investigate him, and assured the media that if the corruption probe found him guilty he would resign from K-P Assembly.

The former adviser also alleged that Afridi himself had made illegal properties worth millions and was expelled from the PTI due to his corruption.

“I spent several years in politics and presented myself for the service of the people and that is the main reason that people trust me and elected me several times from the area,” he said.


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