PESHAWAR: Former PTI lawmaker Ubaid Ullah Mayar has confessed to accepting a bribe value Rs10 million in 2018 and alleged that the then chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak requested him to take action.
The confession got here after a controversial video surfaced on social media during which some PTI lawmakers might be seen allegedly accepting bribe earlier than the Senate elections of 2018.
In line with a report by Geo.tv, the PTI-led provincial authorities had “paid the Rs10 million to all MPAs for developmental work.”
He mentioned that he accepted the cash on the Audio system’ Home and it was the “provincial government which paid money to the MPAs and then made a video.” He went on to say that he was “not aware of being filmed at the time of receiving the money.”
“At that time, Pervez Khattak had formed a committee of 17 MPAs and asked us to vote for them, paid us the money, and promised to give us party’s tickets,” he alleged, per the report.
He mentioned that he even went to the Excessive Courtroom in relation to the matter, including that he “stands by [his] statement and is “not afraid of anybody.”
“I know the reality of Pervez Khattak as well as National Assembly’s Speaker Asad Qaiser,” he mentioned. “These two made the video, paid us, and the place shown in the video is the Speakers’ House.”
Responding to a query relating to two folks from one other celebration who might be seen taking cash within the video, Mayar mentioned that the “Pervez Khattak had promised to make them ministers if they joined the PTI,” including that the “promise was later fulfilled”.
He mentioned that he was requested to return the cash on the suspicion that he didn’t vote for PTI’s candidate.