PTI demands action against ex-CJP Iftikhar, family

Also expresses displeasure over ‘biased’ reshuffle in Punjab, Sindh bureaucracy


Imran Adnan June 26, 2018
PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has demanded that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) take notice of the alleged corruption by former Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

Speaking at a news conference here on Monday, PTI Central Spokesman Fawad Chaudhry alleged that family members of the former chief justice are involved in fraud and corruption. He questioned how Justice Chaudhry owns several properties in Lahore and Islamabad when he claimed to be taking no salary during his tenure as the top judge.

He asked the accountability watchdog to initiate investigations against the family.

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PTI reaction came after former chief justice’s political party, Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party, challenged nomination papers of several PTI candidates, including Imran Khan.

PTI spokesperson also smells a rat in the caretaker Punjab government. He said his party does not accept the caretaker government's recent transfers and postings of civil bureaucracy along the Grand Trunk (GT) Road. He claimed that district police officers and deputy commissioners posted in cities along GT Road are sympathetic to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

“PTI believes that the caretaker government did not complete its homework before reshuffling civil bureaucracy,” he underlined and added that Punjab chief secretary and IGP should review all transfers and postings otherwise the party would approach the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Speaking about Sindh, Fawad said the situation is not different in the province, “It seems that all transfers and postings are being decided in Bilawal House”.

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Citing example of PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s brother-in-law, Fazlullah Pechuho, PTI leader said, “He [Pechuho] is still serving in Sindh as a secretary whereas he should have been transferred to some other province.

Referring to the Daily Mail’s June 23 feature titled ‘Penthouse pirates’, PTI spokesperson said every day new properties of the Sharif family are being unearthed even though they decline owning anything even in Pakistan. He also asked authorities to register a case against former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for his alleged involvement in helping former finance minister Ishaq Dar flee from Pakistan.

About the former first lady, PTI leader prayed for good health for Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing medical treatment in London.

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