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NAB summons Imran Khan in misuse of KP govt helicopter case

NAB summons Imran Khan in misuse of KP govt helicopter case

PESHAWAR: National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Peshawar chapter on Thursday summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in case pertaining to misuse of provincial government’s helicopter next week.

The anti-graft watchdog summoned the PTI chairman following the approval of Bureau’s chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal.

According to NAB spokesman, Imran Khan used Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s helicopter for 74 hours which costs national exchequer more than Rs2.1 million.

“Khan used the helicopter to travel from Bani Gala to Kohat, Peshawar, Mardan, Batgram, Dir and Kamrat,” the spokesman added.

In February, NAB chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal had directed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Director General (DG) of the bureau to lodge an inquiry into use of KP government’s helicopter by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in personal capacity.

The Bureau’s spokesperson had said that NAB chief had instructed KP province DG to file a report after probing alleged use of two helicopters by PTI chief. Khan is alleged of graft for using government’s resources for personal visits.

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