I was offered Senate chairman’s office to withdraw funding case: Akbar S Babar

By: News Desk      Published: 10:31 PM, 15 Feb, 2021
I was offered Senate chairman’s office to withdraw funding case: Akbar S Babar
Disgruntled PTI leader Akbar S Babar talks to the media in Islamabad.–File photo

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) disgruntled leader Akbar S Babar has said he was offered Senate chairman’s post by a close friend of Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking back the foreign funding case against the ruling party. 

Talking to the media in Islamabad on Monday, the PTI founding member, who filed the foreign funding case against the party in 2014, said he had been offered incentives and threatened to drop the case.

“A friend of Imran Khan offered me the post of Senate chairman,” he said, adding that he had “rejected all offers since I am on a noble purpose”.

Babar announced he would challenge the steering committee’s decision and said that he can only seek justice from institutions in Pakistan. “When I filed a case against the party, Imran Khan hid behind a stay order,” he said. “Imran Khan is running away from competing against me for the past six years,” he said. 

Babar said the PTI still had not disclosed details of its six foreign bank accounts. “For the past three years, the [ECP’s] scrutiny committee has been unable to hold the party’s audit,” he said.