Imran vows to intensify anti-graft drive

Rulers will not be spared until they are held accountable for their alleged offshore wealth, Imran says

Our Correspondent August 26, 2016
Imran Khan. PHOTO: FILE

MALAKAND: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman on Thursday announced plans for a march on Lahore to boost the party’s anti-corruption drive, saying the rulers will not be spared until they are held accountable for their alleged offshore wealth.

“We will be approaching Lahore on September 3 and the Supreme Court next week to make Nawaz Sharif answerable for the wealth exposed by the Panama Papers,” Khan said while addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the Malakand Motorway at Hanif Khan stadium at Thana.

He vowed to pursue Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif “till he pays back all public money he has stolen so far”.

“This nation will continue to hold you accountable and will bring back all the money looted from the country,” he said, reiterating that a corrupt ruler always had corrupt subordinates, causing ‘destruction’ of national institutions.

He claimed institutions, schools and even police in K-P were free of political pressure while systematic efforts were being made to rid the province of corruption completely.

“Whosoever unearths corruption in the province will be rewarded with a rightful 30% share from the money recovered,” he  added.

Khan went on to challenge the federal government to bring about any evidence of a major corruption in K-P, and urged the rulers to establish similar anti-graft bodies as prevalent in the province.

He also talked of introducing merit in the province.

Khan said the Swat Motorway will change the destiny of the people of Malakand and Swat.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2016.



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