PPP wants NAB to investigate billion-tree project.

Byline: Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has announced that it would lodge an official complaint with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) regarding the alleged mega corruption in the billion-tree project launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.

It also announced to hold protests, across KP on May Day, to show solidarity with the labourers and condemn the price-hike, inflation and sufferings of the common man.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, KP PPP president Humayun Khan said that a delegation of party leaders had a meeting with PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and briefed him about PTI government's corruption scandals.

He said that the PTI was involved in corruption in KP, for the past six years, but the media never paid attention towards it.

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'However, we have decided to inform the media about it. We will also file an application with NAB regarding the billion-tree project in a similar way as we filed an application regarding the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Peshawar project,' he said.

Accompanied by Senator Rubina Khalid, former National Assembly Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi and other PPP leaders, Humayun Khan said that a report of provincial parliamentary committee which has been investigating the billion-tree project would be compiled soon.

'After that we will request NAB to investigate the project. Moreover it is strange that, although the project was of one billion trees, Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed, in China, that five billion trees had been planted,' he said.

'It is unfortunate that the statements of prime minister of Pakistan are becoming a matter of embarrassment for the country at international forums,' he said.

Earlier, PPP leaders Farhatullah Babar, Mr Humayun, Ms Khalid, Mr Kundi, Aijaz Khan Durrani and others called on Mr Bhutto-Zardari at Zardari House in Islamabad. The PPP chairman instructed them to expose PTI's corruption at every forum.

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