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Prime Minister Imran Khan revealed on Friday that he had promised Allah that he would not let go of those who robbed the country, adding that the process of accountability would continue regardless of what the opposition parties say. PM Khan warned that “we will extract answers from those” who had declared that they would not answer. On corruption, Geo News reported, he said those who threaten, raise a hue and cry, and stage drama, they were the same people who tried to use influence from abroad as well for a possible deal – NRO.
The premier disclosed that several overseas Pakistani entrepreneurs had told him that they were willing to invest in the country but were hesitant over the menace of corruption.
Khan said the looters of public money would be held accountable at every cost. “This time, the powerful will come under the claw of accountability…[those] who had inflicted immense damage to the country during their tenures,” he said.
He shared his views while addressing a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for a hospital in Namal Valley, Mianwali. He noted that a modern hospital would help the people of Mianwali. “The world remembers a person who does something for its people,” the premier said.
While calling corruption as the biggest impediment in the country’s progress, PM Khan said that “I have been waiting for this moment for 22 years to bring to book those who plundered public money.”
During his address, he said, the national culprits were dubbing accountability as “political revenge and a threat to democracy. In fact, they want to hide their corruption but people are well aware of these political gimmicks.”
PM Khan expressed confidence that Pakistan would achieve the status of a strong and prosperous country.
Qatari letters and Calibri font documents submitted in response to evidence: PM
The premier said that he had submitted some 60 documents to the Supreme Court whereas those who raised a hue and cry “only submitted Qatari letters and Calibri font documents”.
He clarified that none of the cases against the opposition leaders was filed by the incumbent government, adding that the government has just allowed institutions to operate independently and gave them full authority to proceed without any pressure.
Imran Khan wishes to restore overseas Pakistanis’ confidence
The premier disclosed that several overseas Pakistani entrepreneurs had told him that they were willing to invest in the country but were hesitant over the menace of corruption, adding that he wished to restore the confidence of international investors in Pakistan by ending corruption.
Referring to the tough measures taken by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government in the best national interest, PM Khan expressed confidence that Pakistan would achieve the status of a strong and prosperous country.
“It’s my promise to the nation that I will get this country on the trajectory of development,” he said.