PM Imran Khan says PDM wants to protect corruption-friendly system

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday grills Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for supporting a “corruption-friendly” system in the Senate elections.

While sharing his views Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that the present government was determined to stop the cycle of corruption and money laundering that was debilitating the nation.

Highlighting the massive corruption Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted that “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 political elite”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan shared his views through official social media handle after the media-leak of a video showing distribution of money by and among some members of the Provincial Assembly (MPAs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before the 2018 Senate elections.

While commenting on corrupt political system and its impacts, Prime Minister emphasized that “They spend money to come to power & 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 / palatial residences abroad,” he remarked.

Regarding PDM Prime Minister remarked that “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.”

Earlier in the day, KP Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan in a tweet said that “As chief executive of Khyber Pakthunkhwa, I have asked Law Minister Sultan Khan to step aside and resign due to his alleged appearance in a video released on social media, to clear his name . We will, as per vision of Prime Minister, uphold highest standards of accountability and transparency in this province”.

Sultan Mahmood Khan in his resignation said that “due to a video that is being circulated on media today, in which my name has also cropped up and bring mentioned, I feel it is my moral duty and obligation to withdraw from cabinet and offer my resignation”.

He said that as a committed team member of Chief Minister and a follower of Prime Minister , Imran Khan , it was an honour and privilege to serve in KP cabinet.