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Prime Minister Wants Nation To ‘Stop Glorifying Money Launderers’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appealed to the countrymen to halt ‘glorifying money launderers’, AbbTakk News reported on Monday.

Taking to Twitter, Premier lashed out at the political leaders who, as per him, are currently seeking refuge in name of democracy.

“Time for the nation to stop glorifying money launderers who have damaged our nation & impoverished our people & now seeking refuge behind “democracy”. No protocol should be extended to them. Where are plunderers of public wealth given such special treatment? Time to treat them as criminals”

Prime Minister on Tuesday said he is forming a high-level inquiry commission to probe the heavy loans taken in last 10 years and to probe corruption carried out by the past rulers.

This he stated while addressing the nation after his government presented a new budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. He said country facing crunch economic situation due to wrongdoings of the past rulers.

“The government had to take difficult steps in the budget for the revival of the country’s ill economy”.

He said heavy loans were taken by PML-N and PPP in the past 10 years. Khan noted the mega money laundering case against Asif Ali Zardari was registered by the PML-N, adding that the PTI government had nothing to do with that, he continued.

The premier said the NAB is working freely today, Bureau’s chief was appointed with the joint consultation of both the parties [PPP, PML-N].

The opposition wanted an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance).  “I shall not spare these thieves, be it at the cost of my life.”

“The parties who registered corruption cases against each other during their regimes, have now become hand in gloves”, he continued.

The prime minister said he had the nation’s confidence in him, promising to streamline the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) together with Shabbar Zaidi.