Imran says everyone will be accountable in his govt


PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Tuesday said that there will be accountability of everyone in his government.

The PTI chief said this while addressing PTI’s parliamentary meeting here, in which he expressed his resolve to change the country in the coming five years.

Imran is set to become the next prime minister of the country after his party secured majority seats in the National Assembly in the July 25 polls.

“Change does not come without sacrifices,” he said, adding that it is necessary to cut down on expenses.

The PTI chairman further said that a committee would be formed and the expenses of the prime minister, president and ministers would be curtailed. He also spoke of poverty in the country and how 50 per cent of Pakistanis did not have access to two meals per day.

Imran also addressed the issue of appointments of the chief minister and ministers, stating that it was his responsibility to appoint them and everything would be done on merit. “There will be accountability for everyone and ministers will be given targets. Ministers will have to reach office by 9am.”

According to the PTI chairman, no one would be issued the discretionary fund and this would be finished after legislation is passed. “In the present situation, nothing can be hidden and all elected members should be careful in running the affairs of government.”

Earlier, Imran appeared before the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa office and handed over a questionnaire to probe his alleged illegal use of a helicopter that belonged to the KP government.

According to NAB officials, the questionnaire is based on 15 questions over Imran’s alleged illegal use of a provincial government-owned, Mi-17 and an Ecureuil helicopter for 74 hours, which caused a loss of Rs2.1 million to the national exchequer.