PTI removes counsel for PM Shehbaz's son-in-law from party position

PTI removes counsel for PM Shehbaz's son-in-law from party position


PTI removes counsel for PM Shehbaz's son-in-law from party position

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday dismissed Mian Waheedur Rehman, Deputy Secretary of the Office of International Chapter.

Mian Waheedur Rehman has held the post of President of PTI London chapter. He was also the lawyer of Shehbaz Sharif s son-in-law Ali Imran Yusuf against the Daily Mail.

The name of Ali Imran Yusuf was also included in the contract of apology of Daily Mail and Sharif family case.

In this regard, Mian Waheed said that he had personally contacted the secretary and said that if my professional engagements are a hindrance to political activities, then release me.

He said that the party s political narrative cannot be harmed, he explained to the OIC secretary of the party.

On Friday, UK s tabloid Daily Mail apologised to Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif over a 2019 article which accused him of stealing British aid money meant for earthquake victims.

The news story, ‘Did the family of Pakistani politician who has become the poster boy for British overseas aid STEAL funds meant for earthquake victims,’ written by journalist David Rose, was published on July 14, 2019 when former Prime Minister Imran Khan was in power.

The article alleged that Sharif and his family members misappropriated funds out of more than £500 million ($612 million) aid provided by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) for the devastating 2005 earthquake victims when he was the chief minister of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province.

Both Sharif and DFID denied the charges, with the former filing a defamation case against the newspaper in a UK high court, seeking withdrawal of charges, damages and an apology.

In a clarification published on its website on Thursday, the British newspaper said that "we reported on an investigation by Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau into Mr Sharif and suggested that the money under investigation included a not insubstantial sum of British public money that had been paid to the Punjab province in DFID grant aid.

"We accept Mr Sharif has never been accused by the National Accountability Bureau of any wrongdoing in relation to British public money or DFID grant aid. We are pleased to make this clear and apologise to Mr Sharif for this error."