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Punjab Chief Minister’s Spokesperson Dr Shahbaz Gill said on Tuesday that all the prisoners in jail would get facilities and treatment on equality basis.

Talking to a private news channel, the spokesperson said the poor and rich should have a balanced justice system in Naya Pakistan, adding Imran Khan government’s mission will not be successful until we have the same laws for all.

While criticizing Pakistan Muslim League-N and Pakistan Peoples Party, Gill said that both the parties were two sides of the same coin and the two corrupt parties were not ‘uniting for democracy but to hide each other’s corruption.’

“They are both trying to save each other as they both have money laundering charges against them,” he said. They only wanted to avoid themselves from accountability process but no one had ever been made accountable like this before, Gill said.

He said PTI-led government was determined to serve the nation with sincerity and explored new avenues for the betterment. “Imran Khan will prove to be the best leader for Pakistan after the founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah,” he said.

The process of accountability will continue without any discrimination because corruption is the biggest hurdle in development and the country will not progress until the thieves are caught.

He said the process of accountability will continue without any discrimination and no one is above the law in the country. The commitment of PTI leadership with the public regarding holding everyone answerable is becoming reality as everyone is being brought in the ambit of the accountability process, he added.

Replying regarding Kashmir issue, he said that Kashmir is the joint cause and the nation is standing united with the government.

Pakistan is committed to supporting the Kashmir freedom movement diplomatically, politically and morally, adding, the international community must come forward to rescue the people of Kashmir from Indian brutalities.

Anti-corruption Drive Continues, more Opposition Leaders Land in Jail

Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly said that the country’s debt reached to Rs30,000 billion from Rs6,000 billion due to graft and bad governance, adding that the anti-corruption drive will continue until all those involved in it are brought to justice.

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“Every economic problem, including inflation, devaluation of money and other problems, have been caused by plundering and looting of national wealth during the last ten years,” PM Khan had said while addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of a hospital at Namal Institute in his native town Mianwali.

Two former prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and a former president, Asif Ali Zardari, are facing corruption charges and currently behind bars. Sharif is serving a seven-year jail term, Abbasi and Zardari are in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Among the prominent leaders who are currently facing different cases are PML-N’s Rana Sanaullah, Khawaja Saad Rafiq and his brother and ex-president Zardari’s sister Faryal Talpur.

“The process of accountability will continue without any discrimination because corruption is the biggest hurdle in development and the country will not progress until the thieves are caught,” PM Khan had said.

Without naming anyone, the premier said that some people who are in jail on corruption charges tried to influence him through a third a country, adding that no influence or pressure will be tolerated from any side as far as the effort to eliminate corruption was concerned.

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Khan’s government is being criticized by the opposition for targeting his opponents in the name accountability. He, however, has rejected the charges of political victimization, saying that the cases on various political leaders were initiated before his government came to power.