PM assures ‘every assistance’ to NAB, Judiciary in cases against Corrupt Politicians

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

06th Mar, 2021. 02:37 pm
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday assured every possible assistance to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Judiciary to take action and convict the politicians who had put Pakistan at stake to get rid of corruption cases against them.

According to the details, while addressing the session of National Assembly after securing the vote of confidence, Imran Khan said that no one can stop Pakistan from flourishing.

Imran Khan Thanks Lawmakers

Prime Minister Imran Khan thanked lawmakers, including his allies, for staying by his side through thick and thin. He applauded the way his party Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) reacted after the Islamabad Senate general seat upset. Imran Khan said that this experience had made his party leaders tougher.

Holy Prophet (PBUH) is a role model for everyone

Imran Khan said that the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is a role model for every person of this world who believes in Allah and the Day of Judgment. The world has seen a lot of scholars, philosophers and preachers but none was as great as the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Allah sent His messengers in every period of history to guide the humanity. Imran Khan said that if any individual wants to be successful in life, he/she should follow guidance of Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Corruption

Speaking about the corruption, Imran Khan said that it was embarrassing the way elections were held in Pakistan. He named PPP co-chair Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif, and said that they thieves who were blackmailing his government for an NRO. Imran Khan said that former president Asif Ali Zardari was commonly referred to in phrases such as “one Zardari trumps all” “(roughly translated to aik Zardari sab pe bhaari)” and “Mr 10 per cent” because of his corrupt practices. Imran Khan said that Nawaz Sharif had faked sickness to go abroad so that he could avoid the legal consequences of his corruption and theft. The Prime Minister said that sons of Nawaz Sharif are living in the most expensive residential area of London where the locals rarely get property. He questioned, “From where did all the money come to buy such properties?” Adding that “These people even tried to sabotage FATF legislation and had linked passing of the FATF legislation to amendments in the NAB law.” Imran Khan said that it was all done just because to hide their corruption. He criticized former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, who beat PTI’s Hafeez Shaikh in the recent Senate polls, as one of the most corrupt politicians in the country.

Electoral Forms

Prime Minister Imran Khan said the government has decided to bring electoral reforms to ensure complete transparency in elections. Imran Khan said electronic voting machines will be introduced so that nobody could raise fingers on the credibility of the elections and that the results are acceptable to all. He said it is also our effort that the Overseas Pakistanis also get their right to franchise. Expressing apprehension over the malpractices in the recently held Senate elections, the Prime Minister asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to get briefing from the agencies as to how much money was used to purchase votes. He clarified that his concerns on the Senate elections were not aimed at doing away with the independence of Election Commission of Pakistan.

Economic Recovery

Imran Khan said that Pakistan’s economy is now on right track. He said that the current account is improving constantly and now even the rupee is strengthening against the dollar without government intervention. Imran Khan said that the biggest pressure he was facing was to tackle the issue of inflation, which he said was a natural result of the rupee devaluing. He added that his team is doing everything it can to control this issue and we will keep working. He attributed the strong turnaround in the current account balance to record remittances and continuing recovery in exports. He said that under current circumstances there is no place for politics of unrest. He further added that that opposition alliance is working on anti-national agenda and taking every possible step to derail the economy.

Biggest Problem At Present

Prime Minister Imran Khan added that the biggest problem at present is of power generation as the contracts signed earlier were at higher rates. Imran Khan said that, “I just want to tell the nation that we are thinking of every possible way to lessen the burden on the masses.” The Prime Minister said that the construction of two dams and a business district in Lahore will lead the economy to new heights.

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