ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan gambled to collect funds for his party under the guise of giving advice, said State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.
Marriyum was referring to the statement made by Imran during an interview with a private new channel, when he spoke about a deal he made with his former brother-in-law.
As per the deal, Imran offered advice on trends in cricket to his former brother-in-law who would have otherwise lost around Rs1 million in a bet. In return, the brother-in-law agreed on helping the PTI chief pay a debt of Rs2 million, which had accumulated after expenses in the 2002 elections.
While speaking to the media Marriyum also called Imran a fugitive, saying he was on the run from the court. “Those raising slogans of corruption in the Supreme Court are themselves escaping the court.”
About Imran’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the information minister said he did nothing but weaken institutes during his rule in the province.
“Imran Khan put a padlock on the KP Ehtesab Commission to conceal his corrupt practices in the province,” she maintained.