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Hermoine Green
3rd August 2018, 11:45

3rd August 2018, 12:08

Rightfully so. Let's hope he's got a good reason for it. He usually has.

3rd August 2018, 18:10
NAB summons Imran on Aug 7 in helicopter case

The National Accountability Bureau summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and the country’s probable prime minister-in-waiting on August 7 in a case pertaining to misuse of provincial government helicopters.

The spokesperson for the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa division of the accountability body confirmed to The Express Tribune that Imran has been asked to appear before the panel on the given date.

NAB is investigating the cricketer-turned-politician for causing Rs2.17 million loss to the provincial exchequer by using K-P government’s helicopter for over 72 hours.

Imran was summoned on July 18, however, he failed to appear before the panel sighting electioneering. His lawyer had filed an appeal requesting the accountability watchdog to fix the case after the general elections, “preferably on August 7.”

It is pertinent to note that NAB has already recorded statements of former K-P chief minister Pervez Khattak and four senior bureaucrats in the case.


3rd August 2018, 19:08
Oh, so the Prime Minister can't use a state chopper now?

Bewal Express
3rd August 2018, 19:09
Oh, so the Prime Minister can't use a state chopper now?

Its case from last year.

3rd August 2018, 19:19
oh wait no chants of Saazish Saazish from PTI camp?

3rd August 2018, 20:44
Its a deeep ishtate shaajish..

3rd August 2018, 21:26
Lol NAB never did anything against NS, AZ and others who have launders Rs billions and trillions out of Pakistan but is concerned about the use of Provincial Helicopters?

Hermoine Green
7th August 2018, 12:32
Chairman PTI appears before NAB in Peshawar today

SLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Peshawar today in helicopter case .

The NAB had asked him to appear before its investigation team before the general elections. But Imran Khan replied that he will appear in the NAB after the general elections are held.

READ MORE: NAB to hear Imran Khan excessive helicopter use case

The NAB want to ask questions from him about the use of official helicopter for his personal purposes.


7th August 2018, 15:49
Imran Khan appears before NAB KP in helicopter 'misuse' case

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) at the bureau's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) office in Peshawar on Tuesday in the case pertaining to alleged misuse of the provincial government's helicopters during his party's past tenure in KP.

The NAB has prepared a questionnaire with 15 queries for Khan and his lawyers to address. The questionnaire needs to be completed within 15 days, according to NAB officials.

Imran Khan was inside the NAB office for more than one hour. No details, however, have been shared with the media as yet.

Strict security measures were put in place around NAB's Peshawar office. Security was also tightened in Hayatabad and surrounding areas.

Earlier, the NAB had issued a notice to Imran Khan on July 11, summoning him to appear before a combined investigation team on July 18.

However, due to Khan’s involvement in the elections, his law firm Babar Awan and Associates had submitted an application asking for more time which was accepted.

Alleged misuse of helicopter
In February, after taking notice of the helicopter issue when it was highlighted by print and electronic media, NAB had taken its first action against Khan and KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak for allegedly misusing official helicopters for private visits.

NAB Chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal had directed the bureau’s KP director general to conduct an inquiry against CM Khattak and Khan over 74-hours unofficial use of two government helicopters — Mi-17 and Ecureuil — by misusing authority.

The KP government, however, [had denied that Khan used any official helicopter][1] for his private and personal use.

A spokesperson of the PTI-led provincial government had said that since 2013, the government had not used helicopters for any purpose other than official business.

The bureau had said the PTI should have paid the KP government Rs11.1 million for the helicopters but official documents only mention a payment of Rs2.1 million.

The NAB alleged there was documentary evidence that Khan had paid Rs2.1 million for two helicopters belonging to the KP government — an Mi-171 and an Ecureuil — for a total of 74 hours, which amounts to Rs28,000 spent for every hour the helicopters were used.

In a statement, the PTI had welcomed NAB’s investigation into alleged misuse of helicopter and stated that it always supports fair investigations.