Big ‘money-launderers’ facing trial for the first time: Imran


Chitral July 4 (TNS): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said on Tuesday that big offenders and money-launderers were facing trial for the first time in the country’s history.

Speaking at a rally in Chitral, the PTI chief said “this is your money that they have looted”.

Referring to the ongoing Panama Papers case, he said the Sharifs were being grilled by the Joint Investigation Team over corruption charges.

Khan alleged that the Sharifs laundered public money and now trying to prove themselves innocent when asked for explanation.

“Now the princess [Maryam Nawa] has been summoned and they are making a huge hue and cry. “Have you forgotten about Benazir Bhutto?” he said while referring to the late PPP leader, who was summoned by the court and accountability courts when the PMN-N was in power in 90s.

The PTI chief inaugurated a small-scale hydroelectric power supply project in Chitral.

The PTI chief said that the nation was facing two major problems: water and electricity.

“You will be surprised to know most children die in Pakistan of contaminated water. This is extremely shameful for us. Since the government does not fulfill its responsibility, the common man has to bribe high-ups to get clean drinking water. Providing a basic necessity for the people is our programme. This is the right of the people. This is the responsibility of the government,” he said.

The electricity produced in the country is really expensive because it is made with imported fuel, he said.

Khan stated that Pakistan was either importing fuel or using coal for producing electricity which was causing pollution.

“Our future depends on hydroelectricity. In the 1960s when we relied on hydroelectricity, the prices of electricity were the lowest and there was no load-shedding in the country,” he said.