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Bureaucrats Miffed At PAC’s Copter Use Ruling

Peshawar: Facing the music for using the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government’s helicopter without paying a single dime, bureaucrats have called into Bureaucrats Miffed At PAC’s Copter Use Ruling question the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) jurisdiction to squeeze out dues from them for flying in it.

The members of the officialdom have taken great exception to the apex parliamentary body’s directives, arguing that the move to hold them accountable for using the copter for “official visits” went beyond its jurisdiction. Rather, contrary to the “unfounded assertions” of the list and those who provided it, the officials had only piled on board with members of the government officials – mostly the chief minister himself.

Bureaucrats Miffed At PAC’s Copter Use Ruling

According to the list, apart from PTI chief Imran Khan, more than 40 political figures used the helicopter. PTI leader Faisal Javed took 10 free trips on the helicopter, and Imran’s former wife Reham Khan as well as Abrarul Haq took two free trips each.

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PTI leaders Shehryar Afridi, Hafeezullah and Amin Aslam used the helicopter, while the list also contains names of journalists – Fariha Idris, Dr Shahid Masood and Arshad Sharif.

The PAC also wrote a letter of appreciation to NAB for submitting the list of 1,800 people.

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