- Imran Khan has no role in Al-Qadir Trust: Lawyer Panjutha
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s lawyer Intazar Hussain Panjutha categorically stated that the Chairman PTI has no role in Al-Qadir Trust that is why it has been decided to make the Al-Qadir Trust Deed public on his instructions.
While addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, the PTI Chairman’s counsel said that the documents were being brought to the media under the direction of Imran Khan to keep the real facts in front of the nation regarding the false case made against him.
Intazar Hussain Panjutha stated that the Al-Qadir University Project Trust did not set up for personal gains, as both Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi were the Board of Trustees.
Panjutha said that Bushra Bibi’s role was only as a trustee, because the Al-Qadir Trust was being governed by its board and no one did any interference in its affairs, adding that whatever decisions were taken pertaining to running the institution was made by the board of trustee.
The PTI lawyer weint on to say that the Al-Qadir Trust was also being governed in the style of Shaukat Khannum and NUML university, as Chairman PTI did not have any role in it.
He contended that the land of Al-Qadir Trust was not for personal gain either, as Imran Khan established a religious and scientific educational institution, wherein quality education should be provided to all sections of the society regardless of caste, creed, race, religion or linancial standing under one roof.
PTI Chairman’s lawyer stated that the aims and objectives of the trust was to setup AI-Qadir university in various disciplines including Islamie studies and sciences.
He sressed that it was clearly written in the trust deed that Chairman PTI or his wife could not get any financial benefit from the trust, as false, fabricated and politically motivated cases were filed against them only to damage their reputation.
“The trustees shall not be entitled to receive any remuneration as Trustee but may reimburse themselves of all expenses actually incurred by them in connection with the Trust or their duties relating thereto,” he added.
Morover, PTI lawyer disclosed that no Trust Property income and/or Trust Property shall be paid, transferred directly or indirectly by way of profit, dividend, bonus or otherwise to any of its trustees or their relatives.
Panjutha went on to say that it shall be within the competence of the Trustees to sell and convert into cash the Trust Property or any part thereof and hold the proceeds of such sale or sales after receiving payment of the expenses incidental thereto and the remaining may be used for either purchase of or investment in either immovable properties and/or Page-6 rust securilies, which shall become the Trust Property and be subject to the terms and conditions thereof.
Clarifying about the role of Bahria Town, he stated that the National Crime Agency in UK started an investigation and freezed Bahria Town’s accounts in accordance with the UK’s rules after considering the money suspicious.
Panjutha said that this money did not belong to the government of Pakistan, this money belonged to the Malik Riaz family, who wanted to bring this money back to Pakistan after the NCA’s investigation, the government of Pakistan just facilitated the transfer of the money back to the country.
The PTI Chairman’s counsel stated that the return of money was falsely being linked to Al-Qadir Trust by making it suspicious, adding that in the Al-Qadir Trust case, one charity organisation gave charity to another charity organisation. He made it clear that the money was in the Supreme Court, which has now transferred to the government.