Imran demands anti-corruption operation in Punjab
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday demanded “third-party independent inquiries on mega corruption scams in Punjab” and invited all federal agencies (Rangers and NAB) to begin crackdowns against corruption in Punjab and “even in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” where his own party rules.“Agencies should come to Punjab, and even KP to clean what we have been unable to.”“But it is more important than even to cleanse Punjab because the biggest scams will be found there,” said Imran.
Imran Khan went on to say that these mega corruption scandals had not come to the forefront before because the “Public Accounts Committee and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was controlled by them.”
“But today their cooperation has ended and they are at loggerheads over Rangers’ and federal agencies’ action in Sindh,” said Imran, referring to the tiff between the PPP and the PML-N which has resulted in the PPP leadership giving strong statements against the PML-N run government.
Imran Khan said the Nandipur corruption case would have gone unnoticed had the “muk-muka” between the PPP and the PML-N not broken down.
“It is at least a Rs22 billion project. We demand a third-party audit, not one on the lines of the Model Town investigation,” stated the PTI chief.
Khan said it was intriguing why the project was abandoned after so much work had been done.
The PTI chief went on to say that the metro bus projects by the PML-N government were also “extravagant.”
“We also demand an independent audit of the metro projects, which he said was made at an unusually high cost.”
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