PM Imran says bringing back looted wealth only way to stabilise economy
LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that bringing back looted wealth stashed abroad is the only way to stabilise economy without taking foreign loans.
The premier, in a press conference, said Rs1200 billion increase in circular debt will be observed if the prices of electricity are not raised.
Taking a jibe at Shehbaz Sharif, PM said, “I decided to hold this press conference after watching Shehbaz Sharif’s failed attempt of becoming Nelson Mandela.”
Shehbaz was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday in the Ashiana Iqbal housing scheme case.
The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, was arrested when he appeared before NAB to record his statement in the Punjab Saaf Pani Company case.
CM Buzdar symbolises ‘politics of change’
PM Imran said that Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar symbolises politics of change and vowed that his nominee will never be involved in financial malpractices.
“I always wanted a CM like Usman Buzdar. He knows the problem of a common man.”
He said that Buzdar will remain the chief minister till the end of the tenure of his government.
“I have been saying from last 22 years that the biggest problem of this country is corruption,” he said.
The premier said that as many as 50 people would be behind bars if the National Accountability Bureau had been under his authority.
“I know how many more names will be disclosed in graft cases,” he said.
PM Imran said that the opposition political parties are doing dramas behind the cover of saving democracy.
“If you want to protest, we will give you containers. You can shout as much as you want in the assembly. But the corrupt people should [know] that I won’t spare anyone,” he said.
He said that the government won’t be blackmailed with any move, questioning how could the government victimise anyone over cases registered 10 months back.
“The government will give all required help to the NAB. People should know that there will be no NRO. We will take stern action against corruption,” he added.