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PTI founding member Akbar S Babar says PM’s friend offered him Senate chairmanship

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ISLAMABAD: PTI founding member Akbar S Babar accused, without naming, a friend of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s of offering him the Senate chairmanship.

Speaking to media, Babar said that he had been threatened and offered various lucrative positions by the PTI leadership to drop the foreign funding case against him.

“I friend of Imran Khan offered me the post of chairman Senate,” he said, adding that he had “rejected all offers since I am on a noble purpose”.

The disgruntled PTI leader announced that he will challenge the steering committee’s decision, adding that he can only seek justice from the institutions in Pakistan.

“When I filed a case against the party, Imran Khan hid behind a stay order,” he said. “Imran Khan is running away from competing against me for the past six years.”

Babar said that the PTI still had not disclosed details of its six foreign bank accounts. “For the past three years, the [ECP’s] scrutiny committee has been unable to hold the party’s audit,” he said.

Akbar S Babar, a founding member of the PTI, had filed a case against the Imran Khan-led party in November 2014 claiming in his petition that there were massive financial irregularities in handling of foreign funding to the tune of nearly $3 million.

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