In an unusual midnight speech after the first budget of his cash-strapped government was presented, Khan said all economic problem due to debt that grew to Rs 300 crore from Rs 60 crore in 10 years.
His speech came on the day that opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz, leader of the opposition in the Punjab meeting, was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in money-related cases.
On Monday, former President Asif Ali Zardari was also arrested by the NAB in connection with a money laundering case of several million dollars. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (of the PML-N party) is already in prison after being convicted in another corruption case in 2018.
Khan announced that after supporting the government's initial focus on stabilizing the economy, his attention would be more focused on bringing those who had dropped the country into such a serious situation.
"Pakistan is now stable, that pressure (to stabilize the economy) has been relieved, now I am going after them (the corrupt politicians)," the prime minister said. "I am making a powerful commission of inquiry with a one-point agenda: how did they raise the debt to Rs 24,000 billion (240 crore) in 10 years?"
He said the committee consists of the FIA (Federal Investigation Agency), IB (Intelligence Bureau), ISI (the Inter-services Intelligence Directorate), FBR (Federal Board of Revenue) and SECP (Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan) . The Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz served in two consecutive terms since 2008 when Khan claimed the debts increased.
Khan said the committee consists of representatives from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) and Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). He said that those who were at the helm during the last 10 years will not be spared.
"All those in power will be fully investigated by this committee, which will prepare a report so that no one can ever let the country fall apart again," he said. Even if my life goes, I will not leave these thieves alone. prayed to God to give me a chance, I will not leave them. "He blamed the two previous governments for all ailments, including low growth, unemployment and devaluations.
Khan & # 39; s government has been heavily criticized for politically motivated arrests in corruption cases, but he defended them. Khan said he wasn't blackmailed & # 39; would be with protests.
Speaking of the recent arrests of the high lords, Khan said: "I am grateful to Allah, the great figures who are now imprisoned, nobody could have imagined (it could be)." "People cry that Sharif and Zardari have been imprisoned (…) they both called each other corrupt. Mian Nawaz Sharif has imprisoned Zardari twice during his two ambitions. The Prime Minister said they (Nawaz and Zardari) to an agreement that each five year would decide and "say nothing to each other".
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