ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry rebutted news that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given orders to probe corruption allegations against three ministers of the federal cabinet.
Taking to Twitter, the info minister said: “There is no probe against any minister, neither did the prime minister comment on any such probe.”
“He did emphasise that he will not tolerate any corruption. It is absolutely unethical for a newspaper to make such a headline without bothering about the government’s version of the story.”
There is no probe against any minister, neither PM commented on any such probe. PM did emphasis that he will not tolerate any corruption, it’s absolutely unethical for a Newspaper to make such headline without bothering for version of Government
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 22, 2018
Earlier on Monday, a local English newspaper published a story claiming that the premier had directed for a probe against federal cabinet members for alleged corruption.
The report had further added that three ministers are to be removed from their posts if proven guilty.
The report also added that this revelation came during a meeting of the federal cabinet on October 18. It claimed that the prime minister had disclosed the information when federal and state ministers, as well as advisers, were present in the meeting room and government officials had been asked to leave.
It also cited the premier as saying that he has been struggling against corrupt practices for the past 22 years and will not compromise on austerity measures.