PM Imran Khan discusses corruption cases of PPP leaders
KARACHI: In a meeting with senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members and members of alliance parties from Sindh, Prime Minister Imran Khan has discussed corruption cases against the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders and the projects funded by the federal government in Karachi.
Talking to a delegation of allied parties from Sindh led by Governor Imran Ismail in Islamabad on Friday, PM Imran Khan said that the development and prosperity of Sindh was among the top priorities of the government and the government was taking all possible steps in this regard. The delegation comprised members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA).
The prime minister was briefed about the progress of welfare and development projects in Sindh. He assured the participants and said corruption would not be tolerated as the country had been kept deprived of development.
He said that the process of accountability throughout the country would continue without any discrimination as all were equal before the law.
The participants requested PM Khan to make possible use of royalty payments of gas in the province.
The participants agreed to appoint focal persons in the federal ministries to resolve Sindh related issues. The prime minister said the main agenda of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was to make Pakistan a corruption-free country.
On Nov 28, Anti-corruption establishment (ACE) East had arrested two officers over their alleged involvement in corruption worth millions in Sindh’s Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development (BBSYD) project.
The ACE deputy director had told media that two officers who were arrested by his departments had allegedly made corruption worth Rs 38.7 million only in Karachi. Whereas, the investigation into financial irregularities was underway in other Sindh districts.
While explaining the issue, ACE deputy director had told that BBSYD only enrolled 5 genuine students and the rest of them were fake. They had used fake IDs to get the stipend money to fill their own pockets.