Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took suo motu notice of funds doled out by former PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, 10 days after having completed his tenure.
The notice was taken on a note by the SC registrar based on press clipping containing details that Ashraf doled out billions of rupees in form of development funds after having completed his mandated tenure.It was stated that the beneficiaries included sons of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, namely Ali Musa Gilani and Abdul Qadir Gilani.
Besides, Yousaf Raza Gilani also got Rs 25 million from Ashraf after ineligibility from premiership.Per report, Moonis Elahi received 50 million rupees in form of development fund, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and Wajahat Hussain also received one billion rupees in form of development fund.It was reported that Sheikh Waqas Akram got Rs 30 million, whereas the Shirazi family of Sindh received a hundred million rupees in funds.
The report claimed that official documents revealed that around Rs 2.5 billion were transferred by Ashraf for his own constituency.The news report mentioned names of 69 politicians in all who drew billions of rupees in the form of development fund.Notices have been served on the cabinet and finance secretaries to appear and explain if the funds belonging to the public exchequer had been allocated in accordance with the constitution and law. – PT