ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan gambled to collect funds for his party under the guise of giving advice to his former brother-in-law, alleged State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.
Marriyum was referring to the statement made by Imran during an interview with a private news channel where he spoke about a deal he made with his former brother-in-law.
During the interview, the PTI chief said he had to pay a debt of Rs2 million for expenses incurred during the 2002 elections and he had also sold his vehicle for this purpose.
The PTI chairman had claimed that his brother-in-law was losing about Rs1 million in betting when he offered advice on the condition that he (brother-in-law) will help him in paying the debt if he won over Rs1 million.
Imran said he gave advice to his brother-in-law for about three or four hours for betting during which he not only removed the Rs1 million deficit but won Rs2 million more as well.
Imran insisted there was nothing wrong with the deal as the funds were not transferred to the party as it was his personal loan and he had returned the loan of Rs2 million won through gambling. While speaking to the media, Marriyum also called Imran a fugitive, saying he was on the run from the court.
“Those raising slogans of corruption in the Supreme Court are themselves evading the court.” About Imran’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the information minister said he did nothing but weaken institutions during his rule in the province.
“Imran Khan put a padlock on the KP Ehtesab Commission to conceal his corrupt practices in the province,” she maintained.