Pakistan cannot prosper without eradicating corruption, says Imran

PTI chairman addresses election rally in Bhimer, Azad Kashmir

News Desk May 19, 2016
PTI chairman Imran Khan addressing an election rally in Bhimber district of Azad Kashmir on May 19, 2016. PHOTO: NNI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman on Thursday said corruption was eroding the very basis of the country and had to be eliminated.

"Corruption is eating this country like a termite with every Pakistani being a defaulter of Rs1.20 million," Imran Khan said while addressing a political rally in Bhimber district of Azad Kashmir.

Political parties are organising rallies in build up to the general elections in AJK, set to take place on June 26.

"The country needs to be purged of corruption and that's only possible with the power of votes," he said. "An independent accountability bureau needs to be established in AJK to develop public sectors."

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Imran went on to say that rulers were pocketing the money acquired through loans, adding a corrupt leader erodes the entire system.

"The country has neither witnessed any improvement in it's hospitals or educational institutions nor succeeded in eliminating poverty or load-shedding."

"We are told Pakistan's money rested in Switzerland but how can we bring that back when the rulers are themselves money launderers," PTI chairman asked.

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Earlier on Wednesday while addressing a rally in Muzaffarabad, the PTI chairman presented four key points, including  including health and education sectors, to develop AJK.

While promising to bring up the rights of Kashmiris at every international forum, including India, Imran vowed he will establish an accountability body to purge AJK of corruption.


Someone | 5 years ago | Reply Although a supporter of IK during the 2013 general elections I've now come to the conclusion that Khan will continue with this drama of his as long as anyone other than him is the PM
Sceptic | 5 years ago | Reply Pakistani is ranked better than Bangladesh, Iran & Russia and many other countries in the Transparency International's corruption Index. Yet, these poorly ranked countries are developing and prospering alright. Similarly, corruption is rampant in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and India but all have progressed economically and socially. It is not corruption that stops a country from developing but it is the political instability that halts investment and development. Unfortunately, in his lust for power Imran Khan has done everything possible to undermine the political stability of Pakistan.
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