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Furrukh Habib welcomes UK restrictions on corrupt people across world

Furrukh Habib welcomes UK restrictions on corrupt people across world
July 23, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Furrukh Habib has welcomed restrictions imposed on the corrupt people across the world from the United Kingdom.

In a tweet on Friday, he said that Pakistani courts had sentenced Nawaz Sharif for corruption. "Nawaz Sharif is hiding in London like an absconder Nawaz Sharif's act to purchase the Avenfield flats after looting the country's wealth comes under 'UK Global Anti Corruption Regime'," he maintained.

He said that the prime minister, during his speech at UN, had asked the leadership of the developed countries to take action against those taking money there after looting the poor countries.

On Thursday, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had announced further sanctions on individuals under the UK’s Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime.

This second set of Global Anti-Corruption sanctions targets corrupt individuals who have lined their own pockets through misappropriation, with their greed causing untold damage to the countries and communities they exploit.

The UK will impose asset freezes and travel bans against these individuals to ensure they will no longer be able to channel their money through UK banks or enter the country.

The new sanctions announced target five individuals involved in serious corruption in Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Iraq.  

"The action we have taken today targets individuals who have lined their own pockets at the expense of their citizens. The UK is committed to fighting the blight of corruption and holding those responsible for its corrosive effect to account. Corruption drains the wealth of poorer nations, keeps their people trapped in poverty and poisons the well of democracy," said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

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