Opposition made efforts to get Pakistan blacklisted by FATF, says Imran
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the opposition parties made every tactic to get the country blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as they pressured the government to carry out 34 amendments in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law.
Addressing a seminar of All Pakistan Insaf Lawyers Forum in Islamabad, Imran Khan said the government would not be blackmailed by the opposition’s tactics and no corrupt element will be given NRO.
He said those who want to protect their corruption will not be allowed to do so.
The prime minister said the ruling elite class had caused irreparable losses to the national economy through plunder and corruption during their tenures.
He said giving a call for public gatherings against the government was aimed to cover up corruption. He said the cabinet had given a nod for allowing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif to get medical treatment abroad in view of number of diseases as claimed.
“However by denying to return to the country, Nawaz Sharif was proving that he belonged to a “special class that could not be questioned”,” he said.
Prime Minister Imran said the country witnessed success in areas particularly overcoming the challenge of COVID-19 and unprecedented rise of sale of cement in last month showing growing economic activity.
The Prime Minister said rule of law is the basis of a civilized society and the State of Madina was also established on the basis of rule of law.
He said our country can rapidly progress by adhering to the Quaid’s vision that was also rule of law.
Imran Khan said we are proud of our armed forces that have rendered unparalleled sacrifices against war on terror and registered remarkable success against the tide of terrorism.
He said those who are speaking against Pakistan Army are actually pursuing the agenda of India.