High powered speech: PM Imran vows to constitute commission to probe corruption in last decade

ISLAMABAD: In a high powered speech, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday promised to constitute a “high-powered commission” to probe corruption of last 10 years in Pakistan.

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Khan, during his address with the nation late Tuesday, took the masses into confidence on current political and economic situation of the country.

The prime minister put the blame for economic woes of the country on former governments of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Addressing the nation on television hours after the unveiling of the federal budget for the fiscal year 2019-20, PM said the state of Medina was a model state which the “Naya Pakistan” is about to become, and the ruler of Medina state was responsive of His actions. PM said in the state of Medina, the amount would be taken from the rich and spent on the poor as everyone was equal in the eyes of the law.

PM said ever since he came to power, he is being asked where is “Naya Pakistan” as the state of Medina was not built in a day. PM said “Naya Pakistan” is an act which will he fulfill.

PM, referencing the recent arrests made by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Hamza Shahbaz, said nobody would have imagined these “big towers” will be in jail, and said he did not make cases on the opposition leaders.

PM said the NAB is not under him and the judiciary is independent, this is domination of law and order which is evident now.

PM said democracy only works when there are two different ideologies in the parliament as there is consensus in the parliament after debates.

PM said from the very first-day opposition is not letting him speak in the assembly, I will not be blackmailed by them. PM said PPP and PML-N did corruption recklessly and the debt imposed on the country after 2008 was doing of these two parties.

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