ISLAMABAD: Veteran Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader and former federal minister for planning, development and reform Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday alleged that Aamer Mehmood Kiani, former minister for national health services, had been involved in taking kickbacks.
“On what basis, the health minister of the government was changed” he asked and added because he had taken kickbacks which shot medicines prices up.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Ahsan Iqbal said Prime Minister Imran Khan had himself in a speech said that he had changed the ministers who were working “against the interest of the country”.
“It is right of the nation to know what loss he inflicted upon them,” he said.
The PML-N leader also said that billions of rupees profit had been reaped through devaluation of the currency. “Some hidden hands are involved in forcing depreciation of the local currency,” he accused.
Embezzlement of four billion rupees was done in Punjab to grant contracts to their favoured people, he said.
He said Peshawar Metro Bus was the biggest mega corruption scandal in the country, which started from Rs30 billion and now it had reached to Rs130 billion and the project was yet not completed.