ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has remarked that the Broadsheet firm has again exposed the massive scale of our ruling elite’s corruption and money laundering.
In a number of tweets posted on Wednesday, the prime minister said the Panama Papers had exposed the corruption and money laundering of our ruling elite earlier.
Imran Khan maintained these elites cannot hide behind “victimisation” card on these international revelations. The prime minister asked “What do these revelations expose repeatedly? 1. Exactly what I have been saying in my 24-year fight against corruption which is the biggest threat to Pakistan’s progress.”
“2. These elites come to power and plunder the country,” he said, adding “3. They do money laundering to stash their ill-gotten gains abroad, safe from domestic prosecution.”
He further said “4. They then use their political clout to get NROs. That is how they kept their plundered wealth safe. People of Pakistan are biggest losers.” The prime minister further said “Not only is the nation’s wealth stolen by the elites, their taxpayers money, paid for recovering this wealth, is wasted because of NROs.”
Imran Khan said “These revelations are tip of the iceberg. We want complete transparency from Broadsheet on our elites money laundering and on who stopped investigations.”