Asad Qaiser rejects corruption allegations

March 18, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Speaker of Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KP) Assembly Asad Qaiser has rejected corruption allegations against him and said that all accusations are fabricated.

Addressing a press conference here at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House on Saturday, he clarified that he did not own a 35 kanal house in Banni Gala.

He said he does not live in a house worth of Rs35 crore but lives in a rented place, he added. He stated that he had a 3 kanal house and 1.5 kanal dera in his village, which had been made in 2009. “I paid Rs1.1 million in tax last year,” he added.

The speaker also told the media that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had not contacted him over these allegations.

“It is just a media trial and propaganda against me. This is why I am putting my money trail in front of the whole nation,” said Qaiser.

He also vowed to track down the person who started this campaign against him “without any solid proof”.

Meanwhile, KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak said he supported the Speaker. “Asad Qaiser has presented everything in front of media so that everyone can verify that he has not done anything wrong,” the Chief Minister said. Khattak added that he has contacted NAB authorities and asked, “Is there any legal procedure against a person who fabricates allegations?”