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Imran Khan to appear before Pakistan's anti-graft body

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan's new prime minister, is expected to appear before the country's anti-graft body in connection with the misuse of government helicopters which caused Rs 2.17 million loss to the exchequer, according to a media report.

The (NAB) on August 3 had summoned 65-year-old Tehreek-e-Insaf (

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Khan's PTI has led the since 2013.

The NAB wants to question Khan as part of the preliminary probe into allegations that the caused Rs 2.17 million loss to the provincial exchequer by using the provincial government's helicopter for over 72 hours.

Officially he was not allowed to use the aircraft for personal purpose.

Khan has denied any wrongdoing and said the case was politically motivated.

PTI sources said that Khan will appear before the probe team today and later also preside over a meeting of PTI local leaders in He is also expected to announce the name of party nominee for the post of in

Khan was earlier summoned on July 18, but he failed to appear before the panel sighting elections. His had filed an appeal requesting the accountability watchdog to fix the date for case after the general elections, "preferably on August 7".

Khan's PTI has emerged as the single largest party in the elections held on July 25.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 12:15 IST
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