Hours after his late-night televised tackle, Prime Minister Imran Khan issued a press release on Wednesday morning urging the nation to chorus from “glorifying cash launderers”.
In a publish on Twitter, the premier accused these people of “looking for refuge behind democracy” and mentioned it was now “time to deal with them as criminals”.
The premier was responding to protests held throughout the nation following the arrests of main political personalities together with Pakistan Peoples Occasion (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Hamza Shehbaz and Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM) supremo Altaf Hussain.
PM Imran mentioned such parts “have broken our nation and impoverished our individuals” and emphasised the necessity to guarantee they obtain no particular remedy.
“No protocol shd be prolonged to them. The place are plunderers of public wealth given such particular remedy? Time to deal with them as criminals,” mentioned the prime minister.
Time for nation to cease glorifying cash launderers who’ve broken our nation & impoverished our ppl & now looking for refuge behind “democracy”. No protocol shd be prolonged to them. The place are plunderers of public wealth given such particular remedy? Time to deal with them as criminals
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 12, 2019
In his tackle to the nation round Tuesday midnight, PM Imran got here down laborious on opposition members and introduced the formation of a high-powered fee to probe the huge Rs24,000 billion debt piled up within the final 10 years.
The fee would comprise officers of the Federal Investigation Company (FIA), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Inter-Providers Intelligence (ISI), Federal Board of Income (FBR) and Securities and Trade Fee of Pakistan (SECP).
“I’m coming after everybody who plundered public wealth,” mentioned the prime minister, warning that underneath no circumstance would he be “strong-armed” into ending the continued accountability drive.
On Tuesday, Hamza Shehbaz, the chief of the opposition within the Punjab Meeting, was taken into custody by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) after his pre-arrest bail was rejected by the Lahore Excessive Courtroom in a corruption reference.
Few hours later, MQM founder Altaf Hussain was arrested in London over a 2016 hate speech investigation. A day earlier, former president Asif Zardari was arrested within the mega cash laundering case after the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom rejected his pre-arrest bail plea.