Fazl usurped seminary funds to become billionaire: PM Imran
Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday unleashed on the opposition with all gun blazing as he once again accused them of blatant corruption to muster huge fortunes, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel.
However, as Pakistan dropped yet again on the Transparency International’s corruption index for the second year in a row since the inception of the PTI government, PM Khan avoided e question saying he has not yet gone through the said report.
Talking to journalists during his visit to Sahiwal, Khan took a jibe on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said an absconder wanted to bring revolution saying an absconder wanted to bring revolution in Pakistan while sitting in London.
Prime Minister Khan also declared Pakistan Democratic Movement’s president and JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman a corrupt person and even went on to say to address Fazl as Maulana was an insult to the Islamic scholars.
Khan said Fazl thought himself above the law and alleged that JUI-F chief used the funds of the seminary to become a billionaire.
He said the PDM was bound to fail as all the looters have got united in an attempt to blackmail him and only giving dates of departure of government to keep their parties intact.
PM Khan said the government was going to bring a constitutional amendment in the parliament for holding the Senate elections through open balloting.
“The parties who will try to oppose the amendment aimed at curbing the corruption would be exposed before the nation.”
The premier rued that the parliament could not take up the debate on issues of the public interest.
Prime Minister Khan also criticised PML-N vice president Mariam Nawaz for supporting the land-grabbers.
The PM said no one can grab the government lands without any political backing and Mariam, who is posing herself as a future leader, was backing the land grabbers.
“Mariam showed solidarity with the land mafia while standing at the illegally built Khokhar Palace and it was PML-N’s tenure when the political leaders grabbed the government lands.”
He said Khokhar brothers had grabbed the government land worth Rs1.3billion and reiterated his stance that the government would not spare in any land grabber and dacoits.
Foreign Funding Case
On a question related to PTI’s Foreign Funding case, PM Khan felt that the opposition was facing a déjà vu as the opposition has fallen prey to their own trap they had laid for the PTI.
He vowed that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf would come out clean from these allegations as his party has already provided the Election Commission of Pakistan with data of some 40,000 accounts related to the party’s funding.
The PM challenged that all other political parties could not produce details of even 1000 accounts related to their parties’ funding.
Prime Minister said opposition refused to acknowledge any forum that gave a decision against them.
“The NAB is unearthing their (opposition’s) corruption but they had refused to acknowledge the NAB’s authority. In the past, they (opposition) were used to get decisions from the judges according to their wishes and the PML-N had even attacked the Supreme Court when they could not get the decision as per their wish.”
PM Khan rued that unfortunately, his government could not give special attention to the farmers.
He said Kissan Package was a beginning in this regard and they would soon announce a comprehensive package for the farmers and the agriculture sector.