Peshawar: PTI member assembly arrested in corruption and miss use of authority was produced in provincial assembly on Thursday after speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly has issued his production orders.
While speaking to the assembly session, Ziaullah Afridi negated the charges of corruption and misuse of authority and said that he was punished for the action against the people involved in illegal mining whose majority was from the chief minister’s constituency.
Criticizing Inspector General of Police, Ziaullah said that the claims of depoliticizing the police department was just a gimmick as police did not take action against all those people who were charged for illegal mining in district Nowshera and they were close to Chief Minister.
“ I had no power to arrest those people but had the power to register complaint with police for arresting these people however none of them has been arrested because they were close to CM, “ he said adding that is it not cosmetic measures that police has been claiming.
He said that Ehtisab Commission has also closed its eyes on rampant corruption in forestry departments as three officers of this department have been suspended for being accused of involvement in illegal cutting of forests.
Ziaullah said that if Ehtisab commission is so independent then why it failed to public the name of a high profile personality in KP government which the commission questioned. “ it should public the name and the questionnaire which it filled from a high profile personality,” he said.
“Is it not true that drug smugglers are sitting in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa cabinet? Is it not correct that these smugglers are facing different cases registered against them? I am an accused and would face the charges at every forum to clear myself” he said adding that he would request PTI chief to call core committee’s meeting where in all members elected from town one and senior journalists would participate but Chief Minister would not sit there, he would prove his innocence before the committee and if failed to do so he would resign of KP assembly.
He said that all those charged in corruption in the past have been made focal persons in Ehtisab commission which shows how much the commission is performing to stop corruption.
Ziaullah said that he has been discharged of hospital on the orders of health minister while DG Ehtisab Commission has not accepted his repeated requests for the meeting and so for refusing giving him the concession which has been granted to other accused arrested by the commission.
He thanked opposition for demanding is production orders saying that speaker did not give him the favour but this was done after continues demand of opposition members. He said in last 48 days no such orders have been given for his production which was his right.