ISLAMABAD: A group of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) founding members issued a show cause notice to party chairman Imran Khan on Sunday seeking answers to allegations of corruption, nepotism and poor governance, in next two weeks.
“We expect Imran Khan to respond in two weeks otherwise his silence will imply acceptance of guilt,” said PTI’s founding member and former information secretary Akbar S Babar at a news conference.
The charge-sheet also included a warning of ‘agitation’ against the party leadership for saving PTI from, infighting, groupings, corruption and nepotism. “PTI is very dear to us as we have struggled for change, but it is unfortunate that it has become a party of status quo,” Babar lamented.
Babar was accompanied by over half a dozen disillusioned colleagues, who issued a charge sheet to Imran Khan at a time when he was on television screens, addressing media in Lahore about the “highhandedness of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz”.
“You (Imran Khan) continue to blame others in PTI for your own failures. As a result, the party today is in disarray with open rebellion of the rank and file in all the four provinces,” he said.
The charge-sheet included seven allegations. The first allegation against Imran Khan is his refusal to allow third-party forensic audit of PTI accounts in 2013 forcing the auditor to write a disclaimer. The other charges included not conducting an inquiry against those involved in corruption and misuse of party funds, refusal to take action against the main culprits who rigged intra party elections despite findings of Tasneem Noorani Review Report and the orders of PTI election tribunal headed by retired justice Wajihuddin Ahmed against Jahangir Tareen, Parvaiz Khattak, Aleem Khan, Nadir Leghari, Saifullah Niazi, Dr Arif Alvi.
The charge-sheet also included refusal to hold an inquiry against those who auctioned PTI tickets, refusal to implement election tribunal’s decisions, violation of PTI constitution by illegal appointments of secretary general, K-P chapter president of PTI and not honouring the commitment with the people for introducing a leadership of integrity and competence and upholding merit during award of tickets in the SS2013 elections.
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