No concession for looters and plunderers: PM Imran

Premier says won’t give NRO to opposition leaders even at kings’ requests

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ISLAMABAD
Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a maiden visit to the United States on July 20. PM Imran Khan on the invention of US President Donald Trump would arrive in Washington on July 21. During his maiden visit to the US, PM Imran Khan would hold meetings with the US President Donald Trump and other high-ups to discuss important issues.
Matters related to regional situation, Afghan peace process, bilateral ties, trade, economy and other issues would be discussed with the US authorities during the trip, the sources added. The sources further said that PM Imran likely to meet US President Donald Trump on July 22 in Washington and would return homeland on July 23.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that country is facing crisis due to the corruption. Addressing an inauguration ceremony of Sir Syed Express train at Rawalpindi Railway station on Wednesday, he said, while reiterating his stance of not giving National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to anyone, that no one in the past had even tried to hold rulers accountable.
Imran Khan said that there would be no concession for the looters and plunderers. “There will be no NRO whatever approach they make to save their skin. I will make them answerable,” he said.
He said if today, both Zardari and Nawaz Sharif brought back the looted money, the rupee would be strengthened, easing the pressure of dollar.
The prime minister said during last decade, the two successive governments of PPP and PML-N had burdened the country with Rs30,000 billion debt which was around Rs6000 billion ten years back. Two houses of Sharif and Zardari had become billionaires while the nation suffered, he added.
Khan strongly rebuffed the opposition’s claims of revengeful policy towards them, adding that when he had taken up the Panama case in the Supreme Court, he was made a victim of vindictive policy by the previous rulers who had registered 32 FIRs against him and filed six cases in the Election Commission of Pakistan. That can be called as vengeful approach by the PML-N government against him, he added. He said that he had answered all the questions at the Supreme Court who had declared him as ‘sadiq’ and ‘amin’. I have not escaped to London but replied to every question, he added.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that country is facing crisis due to the corruption. While reiterating his stance of not giving National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to anyone, that no one in the past had even tried to hold rulers accountable.
Imran Khan said that there would be no concession for the looters and plunderers. There will be no NRO whatever approach they make to save their skin. I will make them answerable, he said.
He said if today, both Zardari and Nawaz Sharif brought back the looted money, the rupee would be strengthened, easing the pressure of the dollar. The prime minister said during the last decade, the two successive governments of PPP and PML-N had burdened the country with Rs30,000 billion debt which was around Rs6000 billion ten years back.
Two houses of Sharif and Zardari had become billionaires while the nation suffered, he added.
Khan strongly rebuffed the opposition’s claims of revengeful policy towards them, adding that when he had taken up the Panama case in the Supreme Court, he was made a victim of vindictive policy by the previous rulers who had registered 32 FIRs against him and filed six cases in the Election Commission of Pakistan. That can be called as the vengeful approach by the PML-N government against him, he added.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the resolve to lay down new railway tracks to facilitate common people of Pakistan. Imran Khan said railway provides the best and the easiest mode of transportation to common people. He said civilized societies always focus on improving their railway system. He said the government has signed an MOU with China regarding ML-1 to upgrade Pakistan’s railway tracks. He said with the completion of ML-1, there will be huge investment in Pakistan.
The Prime Minister said it has always been his priority to uplift the poor class of the country and his government has started Ehsas program for the purpose under which an amount of 200 billion rupees has been earmarked in the budget. Responding to Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s offer of reserving 1,000 stalls at various railway stations across Pakistan for the beneficiaries of Ehsas programme, Imran Khan said that those stalls will be allotted to needy people through a transparent balloting.
The Prime Minister lauded Sheikh Rashid Ahmed for his successful efforts to reduce Pakistan Railways’ deficit from 36 billion to 32 billion rupees in just nine months. He said unfortunately, corruption of previous governments led by PPP and PML-N ruined state institutions. He said they have plunged the country into debt trap, while poor people became poorer. He made it clear that he will not offer any kind of leniency or NRO to those who have looted the national wealth of Pakistan.

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