By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to form a high-level commission to investigate corruption over the last 10 years that what he believes, led the country into a massive debt trap.
“The new commission, that will probe the massive debt Pakistan owes to the international money lenders, comprises the Federal Investigation Agency, Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Inter-Service Intelligence among others,” Imran Khan announced in a televised address to nation late Tuesday.
The prime minister who was supposed to address 9:30pm came live on television at midnight for the speech. His speech was interrupted twice due to some apparent technical reasons.
Imran Khan put the blame for all the economic woes of the country on former governments of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
He explained how the two former governments had been involved in corruption and burdened the country with huge foreign loans.
The prime minister said the two political parties entered into an alliance and kept bringing a chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of their own choice.
“We did not appoint the NAB chairman; Nawaz league and PPP appointed him,” he said, adding, “I did not form cases against opposition [members].”
Khan noted the mega money laundering case against Asif Ali Zardari was registered by the PML-N, adding that the opposition wanted an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance).
“Today hue and cry is being raised that Zardari is in jail, and Nawaz league and PPP have come together,” he lamented.
National Accountability Bureau , the anti-graft body, has already sent former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, former President Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif’s nephew Hamza Shahbaz behind the bar in connection with corruption cases.
By Muhammad Luqman