Advisor demands enquiry into misappropriation of Dam Fund

Karachi, April 16, 2019 (PPI-OT): Advisor to chief minister Sindh for information, law and anticorruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that an amount of Rs.10 million had gone missing out of funds that were collected by prime minister Imran Khan at a ceremony held at governor house in September 2018 and demanded high level enquiry into the matter.

Talking to media persons at media corner of Sindh assembly on Monday, the provincial advisor said that prime minister claimed through twit to have collected Rs.760 million at the ceremony but the amount which was handed over to the then chief justice of Pakistan was Rs.660 which shows that an amount of Rs.10 million was missing which should be probed into.

He said that this disclosure should not be treated just as political statement and added that as a common citizen of Pakistan, he was requesting to concerned authorities to investigate this matter. He also pleaded Supreme Court of Pakistan to take notice of misappropriation in greater cause initiated by its former chief justice.

He pointed out that federal minister for water resources Faisal Vowda has also advised people in a TV interview to deposit Dam Fund through cheque instead of handing over cash to anyone. “What are the reasons which compelled Faisal Vowda to give such statement,” the Advisor posed a question. The advisor said that PTI has followed politics of allegations for last 22 years since its inception as political party adding that PTI had accused major political leaders of the country of serious allegations which were never proved.

He said that when Imran Khan and Aleema khan were accused of misappropriation in Shoukat Khanum hospital funds, nothing had happened despite the evidences. He said that Akbar Babar, a pioneer member of PTI had not only accused the party of misappropriation of funds but approached ECP seeking investigation into the matter.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that after mass contact movement of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in form of its train journey from Karachi to Larkana, PTI and seemed worried and started cheap tactics through federal government and its allies against 18th amendment. Now allies of PTI has also started to take U-turns, the advisor said adding that MQM was very active on provincial autonomy and fully participated in preparation and approval of 18th amendment.

MQM should elaborate, what went wrong with 18th amendment now? , he said and added that whether MQM-P was against the transfer of resources to provinces or against the provincial autonomy. The advisor also asked Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) who chanted slogans of Sindh Dharti that why were they silent now?

Barrister Murtaza Wahab advised federal minister who suggested Prime Minister Imran Khan to intervene under article 149 of constitution, to go through article 148, 137 and 105 of constitution which clearly stated that no invention could be made in provincial matters. It is sheer violation of constitution. He suggested MQM P to raise Sindh case with federal government and fight for the NFC, water and gas share for betterment of people of Sindh instead of hatching conspiracies against elected government of Sindh.

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