Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid on Sunday said that the country will not be able to progress if those who have plundered the country are not made examples of.
Rashid was speaking at the inauguration of the "Rehman Baba Express" in Peshawar.
The train service will operate from Peshawar to Karachi.
The federal minister said the public voted for the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government to rid the country of corruption, adding that,"The government will put all those who have looted the country behind bars."
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"We [government] will eradicate corruption in a manner that will be remembered by the people," he added.
Sanaullah hits back
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah hit back at Rashid saying that the federal minister is spreading strife in the country with his words.
He said the public has grown tired of Rashid's hate mongering politics.
Sanaullah said Rashid was former military dictator Pervez Musharraf's crony and now he has sworn his loyalty temporarily to Prime Minister Imran.
The PML-N leader came down hard on the railways minister, saying he used to lambaste PM Imran's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the past, but now he is sitting in the'premier's pocket'.
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