Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday (July 21) while talking to Pakistani community in Washington stadium once again made it clear that his government will not give NRO to corrupt leaders of Pakistan. He announced to withdraw the A-class jail facilities from Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari and jail them along with the ordinary prisoners.
He particularly referred to jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari and said they had a way out, which was simply to return the looted public money.
He assured a huge gathering of Pakistani-Americans that his government was committed to introducing far-reaching reforms to transform Pakistan into a vibrant democratic country where merit would be respected with economic opportunities for all.
“We will change the system so that it runs on merit, and where everyone gets an opportunity to prosper,” he told an enthusiastic crowd here Sunday at the packed Capital One Arena that can house more than 15,000 people. “We will pull our country out of its current difficulties,” Imran Khan said referring to economic challenges his government had inherited.
Reiterating his government’s stance of documentation of the national economy, he warned the traders that they would have to pay taxes to make the country pay back the hefty loans which had swelled from Rs 6,000 billion to Rs 30,000 billion during the last ten years.
He said the previous rulers would have to return the looted money if they wanted to get rid of jail or go abroad. “This is Tabdeeli (change). In Pakistan, the law never accounted for the influential ones. This is Tabdeeli. This will raise the nation and make Pakistan a great country,” he added. “I promise that foreign companies will flow into Pakistan. We will end corruption, attract investment and make progress, we will have industrial growth. We will never ignore Pakistan’s potential.”
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17 August, 2019