PTI chief Imran Khan. - A file photo

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Tuesday told his party’s newly elected legislators from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that he would appoint the chief minister on merit.

Addressing the parliamentary party meeting of the PTI in Peshawar, Imran Khan said people had attached great expectations with them and they would need hard work in the next five years to come up to the expectations of the masses.

According to media reports, the PTI chief said he would make the chief ministers and ministers accountable for their work. He said everybody would be given targets and questioned later for their progress. He made it clear that gone were the days when people used to be elected for seeking pleasures and perks and privileges. He said he was determined to bring a change in the country in the next five years.

Imran Khan said he would curtail expenses as he and his ministers would lead a simple life to reduce the burden on national exchequer.

Earlier, Imran Khan appeared before a team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), KP where he was questioned in connection with the misuse of two official helicopters.

Former chief minister Pervaiz Khattak, former KP Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser and MNA-elect from Karachi Ali Zaidi also accompanied Imran Khan when he came to the NAB regional office in Peshawar.

The NAB said a questionnaire containing seven questions was handed over to Imran Khan. The questionnaire needs to be submitted within 15 days.

Strict security measures were taken in and around the NAB office in Peshawar.