Incumbent govt. determined to end corruption, money laundering: PM Imran

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

09th Feb, 2021. 07:25 pm
PM Imran Twitter

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday reacted to a leaked video showing PTI lawmakers allegedly selling their votes in exchange for money handed out by a former MPA of the PPP saying, ‘buying and selling votes in Senate reflects the total destruction of the nation’s morality.

A video filmed around the time of the Senate elections 2018 started doing the rounds on social media earlier today which showed the massive rigging and horse trading.

Taking to Twitter, the premier wrote, “The videos showing the shameful way in which politicians buy & sell votes in Senate reflects the total destruction of the nation’s morality by successive ruling elites as they drowned the nation in debt. Cycle of corruption & money laundering is a sordid tale of our pol elite.”

He further blamed the “ruling elites” for coming into power and making money to purchase decision-makers, bureaucrats and the media to “consolidate their power and rob nation’s wealth.

He further added that they spend money to come to power and then use this political power to make money to purchase bureaucrats, media & other decision-makers to consolidate their power & rob nation’s wealth – money laundering it into offshore accounts, foreign assets and palatial residences abroad.

Pakistan Democratic Movement wanted to protect a “corruption-friendly” system, he added.

In another tweet, PM Imran wrote, “This is what the PDM cabal wants to now protect by supporting a corruption-friendly system. We are determined to stop this cycle of corruption & money laundering that is debilitating the nation.

It is pertinent to mention here that the video that surfaced on media today exposed the horse-trading during Senate elections in 2018 by PTI party lawmakers who could be seen as counting bundles of currencies and hiding it inside the bag.

The lawmakers had been ousted from the political party by the central leadership after holding a thorough investigation.

According to the report MPAs in Islamabad participated in the 2018 Senate elections with Rs 38 million. Whereas six PTI MPAs in Peshawar participated in horse trading by taking Rs 40 Million for each vote in the Senate Elections 2018.

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