ISLAMABAD: Ahsan Iqbal while taking to media today after hearing of his case asked “How can a man who has collected charity all his life manage economy?”.
Speaking to the media outside the court, the former interior minister criticised the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
“Poverty and inflation levels are rising in the country. Flour prices have risen to Rs70 per kg. There is a wheat crisis, there is unemployment.”he lamented on the government.
Earlier, an accountability court on Monday sent Ahsan Iqbal on a 14-day judicial remand.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader is under National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation pertaining to Narowal Sports City project.
During the hearing, an anti-graft watchdog prosecutor sought extension in the physical remand for Iqbal who was arrested on December 23.
Observing that Iqbal was already in physical remand from almost a month, the court questioned whether NAB wanted a 90-day extension.
NAB prosceutor informed the bench that relevant records have been procured and witnesses’ statements also taken but bank statements were pending. “Hence we are seeking an extension,” he added.
The accountability court rejected NAB plea for extension and sent Iqbal on a 14-day judicial remand.
The next hearing is fixed for February 7.