Jahangir Tareen said in a tweet that he ‘never’ gave a penny for the household expenses of Bani Gala (house of PM Imran Khan).
A day after former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Justice (r) Wajihuddin Ahmed accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of taking money from disgruntled PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen to run his Bani Gala household, the latter said he never paid for the “household expenses of Bani Gala”.
In a tweet, Tareen, who is reportedly not on good terms with PM Imran anymore, said that regardless of the current status of his relationship with Imran, he would not hide the truth.
“I did whatever was in my capacity to help PTI in the quest to build a new Pakistan but I never gave a penny for the household expenses of Bani Gala,” he added.
“Just want to set the record straight,” he added.
A day earlier, Wajihuddin Ahmed claimed that the household expenses of Imran were borne by Tareen, saying that the former provided funds of up to Rs3 million per month.
Ahmed, who had parted ways with the party in the wake of serious differences with PTI chief Imran Khan, made the claim while chatting on a news program on a private TV channel.
“The notion that Imran Khan is a [financially] honest man is completely devoid of truth,” he said and went on to claim that, “he [PM Imran] hasn’t been running his household himself for years”.
“Initially, the Jahangir Tareen group used to pay Rs3 million monthly to run his house and the amount was later increased to Rs5m after it was determined that Rs3m were not enough for the PTI chief’s palatial Banigala residence.”