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Rs100 Million Missing From Dam Fund: Najam Sethi Calls For Inquiry

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Adviser to Sindh CM on Information, Law and Anti-Corruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Monday claimed that an amount of Rs100 million went missing from the Dam Fund which was collected by Prime Minister Imran Khan at a ceremony held at Governor House in September 2018.

Wahab claimed that initially, PM Khan had said that the total amount collected during the ceremony was said to be Rs760 million, but when the amount was handed over to the then Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar, the amount had Rs100 million less.

“This Rs100 million is certainly missing from the total which should be probed into,” he demanded.

In his talk-show on Channel 24 News, Najam Sethi also said that Rs100 million were missing from the fund. “These kind of things happen when you are collected funds of this sort. The amount donated via cheques and bank drafts has record, but donations via cash have no record and can be easily played with,” he said.

Sethi said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was answerable for the missing funds. “They are answerable because it is a huge amount. Prime Minister Imran Khan needs to conduct an inquiry over the matter.”

The journalist also said that PTI leader Faisal Vawda had hinted at possible ‘corruption’ in collection of dam funds. “Faisal Vawda had said that if all of the donations came via cheques and bank drafts, Rs100 million would not have gone missing. This only means that something is fishy,” Sethi said.

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