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PM Imran Khan urges nation to stop glorifying money launderers

PM Imran Khan urges nation to stop glorifying money launderers
June 12, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the nation to stop glorifying money launderers who have damaged the nation, impoverished the people and now seeking refuge behind ‘democracy’. In a tweet on Wednesday, the prime minister said that no protocol should be extended to the money launders. “Where are plunderers of public wealth given such special treatment? Time to treat them as criminals,” he declared.
PM announces commission to probe how foreign debt increased to Rs24,000b
Addressing to the nation on Tuesday night, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan announced to form a high-powered commission to probe how the foreign debt increased to Rs 24,000 billion. He said that the commission will comprise of the representatives of the FBR, SECP and ISI. “I will not spare thieves and dacoits no matter I lose my life.” The prime minister said that they would investigate as how the country was destroyed during 10 years. “Those hurling a threat of toppling the government should blackmail someone else,” he said. Imran Khan reiterated that the head of state is answerable and not above the law. “Our government has presented its first-ever budget. This is the budget which will reflect ideology of New Pakistan. New Pakistan will be built on principles of the state of Madina. Remember! Pakistan is going to be a great country. The Madina state was a model state. It is sorrowful that the principles exist only in Western world.” The prime minister mentioned that it was the biggest principle of the Madina state that restricted the head of state to become accountable. “Value of humanity was present in the state and [rights of] a citizen belongs to minority community was equivalent to other citizens,” he said. About the recent arrests of the bigwigs, Prime Minister Imran said: “I am grateful to Allah, the big figures are now jailed, no one could imagine it. The judiciary is free today. The NAB chairman is not ours, we didn't appoint anyone. This is the new Pakistan and you will slowly see the independence in institutions.” He explained how the two former governments had been involved in corruption and burdened the country with huge foreign loans. The prime minister said that the two political parties entered into an alliance and kept bringing a chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of their own choice. "We did not appoint the NAB chairman; the PML-N and the PPP appointed him," he said. "I did not form cases against the opposition [members]." Khan noted the mega money laundering case against Asif Ali Zardari was registered by the the PML-N, adding that the opposition wanted an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance). "Today hue and cry is being raised that Zardari is in jail, and Nawaz league and PPP have come together," he lamented.
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