PTI Charity money issue to be raised in parliament
ISLAMABAD: (APP): The ruling party has decided to move adjournment motions in the Senate and National Assembly on the reported issue of charity money, collected by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the name of education.
According to political sources on Saturday, the sensitive issue of charities, reported in the foreign press, will be raised in the Parliament through adjournment motions shortly.
"Britain's Charity Commission started investigation into three charities of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan over fears for being used in financial fraud and money-laundering," says a news report published in London's free paper, Metro.
"Money, raised in the name of education in Pakistan, was sent to Dubai for Imran Khan's sisters and offshore investment," the report said.
The paper said that the NAMAL-2012 accounts were not submitted and it was feared that these funds had been used for financial fraud and money-laundering.
NAMAL College has raised millions of pounds in the name of education from British taxpayers but the Charity Commission's website says that NAMAL trustees Taher Nawaz, Imran Khan Niazi, Miss Sobia Zia and Naeem Khurram have not submitted accounts' details of the Year-2012 despite several reminders which were outstanding for four years.
Two trustees told the Charity Commission that Imran Khan's sister Aleema Khan collects all the money of NAMAL College which goes to her account in Dubai and later it is sent to Pakistan, said the report.
They said, "she was responsible for providing reports of 2012 but she has been unable so far to fulfil the commitment."
Charity Commission website shows that accounts for the Year-2010 have not been submitted in more than 1,000 days.
Charity Commission investigators say during that year money-laundering was committed and more than four million pounds were sent to Dubai. However, NAMAL trustees do not want to be held accountable for it, the report added.