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Real problem of the country is corruption: Imran Khan

03 April, 2017

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TALAGANG: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that resistance against corruption had now turned into a nationwide campaign and Pakistan would soon change for good.

He said that nation must rise against corruption. "The Pakistani nation has understood that the real problem of the country is corruption," Imran said while addressing a public gathering in Talagang, Chakwal district.

"Panamagate is a case of corruption as well as money laundering and unless this country is purged of corruption, we have no future," Imran said.

The PTI chairman also accused former president Asif Ali Zardari's close aide Dr Asim Hussain of looting Rs 460 billion from the national exchequer. Similarly, he said, PPP leader Sharjeel Memon was involved in the corruption of Rs 5 billion.

"If you want to compete in the next elections then be prepared because we will definitely question from where you got the $7 million in Switzerland. So Asif Zardari, maybe you should also get yourself a Qatari prince. Even you will need one," Imran added.

He, however, said that "there are some people in the PPP who do not want corruption."

The PTI chairman claimed he had overcome corruption in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and that this had resulted in an increased foreign investment in the province. Khan said that Indian PM Narendra Modi was not corrupt, but was fighting corruption in India.

He said that corruption and money laundering were Pakistan's biggest issues. Khan said that people should question the source of money that had been used to purchase Surrey Palace. Referring to Sindh Police IG AD Khawaja's transfer, Khan said that the officer had been transferred for attempting to hinder wrong practices.

"I just read with dismay that the AD Khawaja was relieved as the IG Sindh not because he was involved in illegal activities, but because he was stopping others from committing illegal activities," he said.

On Saturday, the government of Sindh had appointed Sardar Abdul Majeed as the acting Inspector General of Police for the province after relieving AD Khawaja from the post. Various political parties and the civil society has criticised the transfer and urged the Sindh government to review it.

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