Im­ran Khan prom­ises ruth­less ac­count­abil­ity

The Miracle - - Pakistan -

LAHORE: Prime Min­is­ter Im­ran Khan has said the gov­ern­ment would en­sure across the board ac­count­abil­ity of the cor­rupt, while black­mail­ing and protests could not de­ter him from the hunt. In his first press con­fer­ence as Prime Min­is­ter at the Chief Min­is­ter’s Sec­re­tar­iat here on Sun­day, he said drives against cor­rup­tion did not suc­ceed in the past as these tar­geted the op­po­si­tion only, adding the Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bu­reau (NAB) was con­duct­ing across the board ac­count­abil­ity as he was also sum­moned in the KPK gov­ern­ment he­li­cop- ter case. Re­spond­ing to po­lit­i­cal vic­tim­i­sa­tion al­le­ga­tions by the op­po­si­tion, the pre­mier said Shah­baz Sharif was ar­rested in a ref­er­ence which was filed al­most 10 months ago by the NAB, adding Sharif should have been ar­rested a lot ear­lier, ac­knowl­edg­ing he was rather flus­tered when the chair­man of NAB had de­cided to put off all in­ves­ti­ga­tions against Sharif be­fore the gen­eral elec­tions 2018. About the press con­fer­ence against Sharif ’s ar­rest, he said birds of a feather had got to­gether for fear of their own crimes, adding many of those, who sat in the press con­fer- ence to show sol­i­dar­ity with Sharif, would be be­hind the bars soon as the FIA had got valid proofs of their cor­rup­tion. Khan said he would not spare any cor­rupt, adding no Na­tional Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Or­di­nance (NRO) was pos­si­ble un­der him. If a crick­eter com­mit­ted ball-tam­per­ing, would the pun­ish­ment be de­ferred till the end of the se­ries, he ques­tioned. “The PML-N was free to protest on roads and in the assem­bly and I may ar­range a con­tainer for them if they like so”, the pre­mier said, adding no black­mail­ing could save the cor­rupt.

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