ISLAMABAD: As if the allegations leveled on Thursday by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan against Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah were not enough, another federal minister came up with charges of alleged wrongdoing against the senior PPP leader on Friday.
Minister for Defense Production Rana Tanvir Hussain accused Mr Shah of getting his brother illegally elected as chairman of the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) during the last PPP regime and of lobbying for extension in his term which expired not long ago.
He said, “Mr Shah had managed to get support of several government functionaries, but when no intercession worked he came to my office along with his brother to make the same request”.
Mr Hussain alleged that the term of Mr Shah’s brother as PEC chairman was the worst in terms of corruption and financial irregularities. He said that when he refused to accept the request, the leader of opposition complained against him at higher level.
He said Mr Shah also wanted that in case of non extension new elections should be conducted through a company owned by close relatives of his brother to get him elected as they had done during the PPP’s tenure.
“I will give first testimony about Khursheed Shah’s character if he goes to the court or the assembly and I am ready to place details of the matter and other particulars if summoned in front of the court, Tanvir said.
Neo Monitoring Desk