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Ambiguity over value of assets, tax returns: ECP starts inquiry against Bilawal

Ambiguity over value of assets, tax returns: ECP starts inquiry against Bilawal
January 9, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has started inquiry against Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto for ambiguity over value of assets and tax returns. According to the sources, the ECP issued notice to the PPP chairman and summoned Bilawal Bhutto over allegations of corrupt practices against him. The commission directed Bilawal to appear either personally or through his counsel to explain why he did not submit correct details of his income tax returns. The sources said that the commission wrote a number of times letters to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari but he did not pay heed towards the notices of the commission. On the other hand, Bilawal Bhutto raised the objections on the ambit of the ECP. It is pertinent to mention here that the PPP chairman is also facing the NAB inquiry against him. Earlier, expressing his anger at the activities of the NAB against the opposition, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced not to appear before the NAB on December 24.  Addressing a press conference on Monday, he termed the NAB notice issued to him as illegal. Bilawal Bhutto declared that he would not compromise on his political ideas. “I am not afraid of my arrest. I will be more dangerous if arrested. The government should arrest me if it has courage,” he said. He accused the government of hampering the public meeting on the death anniversary of the slain PPP chairman Benazir Bhutto. “The chief justice had stated that Bilawal Bhutto is not guilty. Those harassing the opposition without any reason should be ashamed,” he said. He said that the country could not run through the dictatorial method.
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