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Helicopter misuse case: Imran appears before NAB Peshawar

PESHAWAR -UNS : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson and prime minister nominee Imran Khan reached National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Peshawar office Tuesday after being summoned in an ongoing inquiry against his alleged misuse of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s helicopters.

According to sources, Imran will be given a questionnaire based on 15 questions regarding alleged illegal use of an Mi-17 and an Ecureuil helicopter for a total of 74 hours, which belonged to the KP government, causing a loss of Rs2.1 million to the national exchequer.

The PTI chief had been summoned by the accountability body on July 18, but had sought more time to appear due to his busy schedule for campaigning for the general election. He had submitted an application to the NAB through his counsel Babar Awan seeking another date to appear in the case.

On January 29 this year, Geo News reported that the former KP government spent millions of rupees on Imran’s use of the provincial government’s helicopters.

NAB chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal in February directed the bureau to launch a probe against the PTI chief and then-KP chief minister Pervez Khattak over the unofficial use of two government helicopters by misusing authority.

Certain government officials and Khattak have already appeared before the combined investigation team in the same inquiry.

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