Former PTI ministers refuse to return government vehicles and houses back
Despite resignations from the national assembly and losing power, multiple former federal ministers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are still using government vehicles and houses.
Recently, former speaker national assembly Asad Qaiser was spotted using a government vehicle, which he is yet to return. Although, he has vacated the Speaker’s House but the two cars assigned to him are still in his use.
According to a report, as many as nine former federal ministers are still residing in state residences. These former federal ministers include Fawad Chaudhry, Pervaiz Khattak, Hammad Azhar, Noorul Haq Qadri , Zubaida Jalal, Fehmida Mirza and Usman Dar.
According to the rules, the ministers must vacate their official residences as well as returning back the state owned vehicles after losing the office. Former minister and senior leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Fawad Chaudhry, responding to a question said that he and other PTI members will not return the government vehicles and houses back to the administration.
In a media talk outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the former federal minister said: “We do not want to hand over government vehicles and houses to thieves.”
A local news channel, citing sources, reported that the government might launch an operation if the official residences and vehicles are not returned. Former Defence Minister Parvez Khattak, however, has said that he will be returning the official residence in a few days after he shifts his belongings.
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