IP gas project in Pakistan's favour: Imran Khan
12 March, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Monday that Iran-Pakistan (IP) Gas Pipeline project was in country's interest but the delay in finalisation of seven-year-old project was beyond thinking.
In a statement issued here, the PTI chairman said that the IP Gas Pipeline project was in favour of the country but the question is that why has the government finalised such a project at a time when the assemblies were set to dissolve.
He said that the Metro Bus Service and Danish schools were costly projects but PTI will not close these projects after coming into power.
Commenting on the increasing corruption in the country, the PTI chief said that the rulers of the country have not been declaring their assets just to hide their tax evasion but after coming into power PTI would hold these tax evaders accountable.
The PTI chairman said that most of the politicians in the country have their assets in foreign countries and a person whose assets were outside the country has no right to do politics here. "Only the tax evader needs to hide assets," said Khan. "Historic thefts have been taken place in the country but the PTI will also do the historic accountability of all thieves."
He said that the country was going through severe crisis but the rulers of the country were enjoying lavishes and elite living. "People in the country are compelled to sell their children and even their body organs due to poverty but the government has been paying no heed towards their plights," he said. He said that all the leaders of PTI had declared their assets but the leaderships of other parties were not ready to do so just to save their skin.
He said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) would be made an autonomous body, which would work without any influence. "PTI has formed a complete anti-corruption policy in order to wipe out corruption from all government departments," said the PTI chief, adding that his party would adopt a step-by-step approach to bring an end to corruption and to hold all corrupt people accountable. Khan said that the police would also be depoliticised as it was the only way to provide courage to law enforcers for taking action even against the leaders of the country.
The PTI chairman said that a fair local body system would be introduced in the country to start development projects at every level of the country.
He said that it was an unfortunate fact that the government employees instead of serving the common masses were busy in doing duties for Bilawal House and Raiwand.
He said that the corporate departments should work under corporate sector instead of ministries. "Executive boards of corporate departments including PIA, WAPDA, Steel Mills and Pakistan Railways will be formed so that all the decisions can be taken on merit," he said.
He said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz tried to cheat PTI at every step but it could not hold intra-party elections like PTI, adding that the intra-party elections would bring an end to traditional politics in the country.
"After coming into power, PTI will ensure supremacy of law so that justice can be delivered on equal basis," he said. He said that PTI was in favour of dialogue process with Taliban just to bring peace in the country.