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Shahbaz Gill accuses Shahid Khaqan of receiving kickbacks from Indian company

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill on Sunday leveled serious corruption allegations against the PML-N leader and former federal minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for receiving “kickbacks” from an Indian company.

Gill, who was addressing a news conference along with other PTI leaders here in Lahore, has claimed that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had received Rs140 million through TTs (telegraphic transfers) from an Indian company as consultancy fees.

“Khaqan Abbasi received Rs140 million from Indian company through TTs when was serving as federal petroleum minister in 2017” he claimed, adding that he had receipts of all transactions made to Abbasi during the said period.

Shahbaz Gill further demanded the PML-N leader to public his bank account details. “I am ready to public my bank account details and would the demand same from Khaqan Abbasi so that truth shall prevail,” he added.

“Shahid Khaqan has been giving an impression that he is honest but this is far from reality,” Gill said and added that the PML-N leader has served as petroleum minister on more than one occasion.

The PTI leader also said that former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has directed to speed up the relief efforts, adding that a briefing was also given to him in this regard.

He said that Imran Khan will meet MPAs of six divisions. He also said that a meeting also took place for Ehsaas Program.

Earlier this week, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said he had urged ECP officials to “decide the case of prohibited foreign funding as soon as possible”.

“The prohibited funding case has been ongoing for the last eight years,” he said. “The election law says that if a party takes money from a foreign individual, it has to be declared.”

The PML-N leader said, “The people of Pakistan have the right to know where Imran Khan was taking money from.” In this regard, he said, the evidence was very clear.

“Money was sourced from outside and used for political purposes in Pakistan,” Abbasi said. “Imran Khan hid records from the election commission. The PTI chairman is trying to pressurise the CEC through personal attacks.”

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