Govt denies graft probe against three cabinet members

Published: October 22, 2018
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. PHOTO COURTESY: PTI

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. PHOTO COURTESY: PTI

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday denied that Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered anti-graft inquiries against three of his aides.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, in a tweet, denied that there was a probe against any minister and “neither the PM commented on any such probe”.

He added that the premier had emphasised that corruption will not be tolerated.

Three ministers face graft probe

It was reported that three members of the federal cabinet are facing corruption charges and may be shown the door if the allegations were proven.

The prime minister has ordered an inquiry into the corruption allegations levelled against his three aides, sources added, without naming the trio.

According to the sources, at the conclusion of the cabinet meeting, the PM had asked all government officials to leave the meeting room. He then made the shocking disclosure to his cabinet members.

PM Imran had reportedly stressed that if the ministers were proven guilty, no leniency will be shown.

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