Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) sitting lawmaker from district Shangla in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was a government servant during the 2013 general elections, claimed the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) local leaders on Saturday.
The JUI leaders also presented documents before the media to support their claim in a press conference held at a local hotel in Bisham.
JUI-F leader Sher Alam claimed that PTI’s MPA, Haji Abdul Munim, was a primary school teacher when he contested in the 2013 general elections.
“PTI MPA Haji Abdul Munim is still a government school teacher in Kohistan district and was elected as MPA in 2013, forging the due procedure and violating the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) rules,” he said.
The documents show that Haji Abdul Munim was appointed a primary school teacher in March 1987 in Kohistan district. The MPA was drawing a salary of Rs28,815 in March 2013, showed the documents.
The JUI leader demanded that the ECP should take action against Munim, who is also a special assistant to the province’s chief minister.
Alam added that PTI chants slogans for change and justice but unfortunately their own MPA got elected on the basis of fraud.
“Now the PTI chief should review his words in regards to having a justice and corruption free province,” he said.
When contacted, Munim rejected all allegations leveled against him by the JUI leaders.
“These are all false allegations and nothing else,” said Munim.
He maintained that neither he was a teacher nor was he performing any duty in the Kohistan area.
He clarified that he was a school teacher in 1987, during the tenure of the then Prime Minister Junejo. He added that his services lasted for a year in the area’s New Roshni school.
“I will go to court against the person who made the allegation against me,” said the PTI lawmaker.
courtesy : dawn news