Bar sees climate minister's role in bounced cheque.


Byline: Tariq Saeed Birmani

DERA GHAZI KHAN -- District Bar Association President Sardar Naseem Khan Khosa has accused the federal state minister for climate change of getting the bar cheque dishonored.

Bar president Naseem Khan, brother of former Punjab governor Latif Khosa, won the bar elections by defeating Azmat Islam, backed by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

Mr Khosa said a week ago, Law Minister Faroogh Naseem handed him over a cheque for Rs2 million for the bar at a ceremony in the presence of his rival candidate as well as Ms Gul and her husband. He claimed that when the cheque was handed over to him, Azmat asked him that half of the amount belonged to them. He said that he told them the full amount belonged to the bar, and not to any person. On his flat refusal, Azmat said the cheque would not be cashed. He said he deposited the cheque in a bank in Islamabad and when he was traveling back to his hometown, he was told by the bank staff that the cheque had bounced on the alleged interference of Ms Gul. He said he asked the bank...

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