KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said it was time to treat money launderers as criminals.
In a tweet, the prime minister has asked the nation to stop glorifying those who were involved in money laundering.
“Time for nation to stop glorifying money launderers who have damaged our nation and impoverished our people and now seeking refuge behind ‘democracy’. No protocol should be extended to them. Where are plunderers of public wealth given such special treatment? Time to treat them as criminals,” Imran Khan wrote in a tweet.
In a post-budget address to the nation on Tuesday, PM Imran Khan had announced to constitute a high-powered commission to probe the wealth stolen from Pakistan.
“The commission will include representatives of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP),” the prime minister had said.
PM Imran Khan had said the commission would investigate all those who had ever been in power in Pakistan and make a report so that in future no government has the audacity to bring Pakistan at the verge of such an economic collapse.
“I am making a high-powered commission. An inquiry commission with one point agenda that how these parties in the past governments got Pakistan indebted with additional 24,000 billion rupees,” he had said.
He had warned those involved in corruption that he would not spare them even if he lost his life.
“Try to blackmail me that I will lose the government. This government is a very small thing, even if I lose my life I won’t spare these thugs. This is my promise to my nation. I won’t spare those who looted Pakistan,” he had said.