Pakistan cannot prosper without eradicating corruption, says Imran

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said corruption was eroding the very basis of the country and had to be eliminated.

“Corruption is eating this country like a termite with every Pakistani being a defaulter of Rs1.20 million,” Imran Khan said while addressing a political rally in Bhimber district of Azad Kashmir.

Political parties are organising rallies in build up to the general elections in AJK, set to take place on June 26.

“The country needs to be purged of corruption and that’s only possible with the power of votes,” he said. “An independent accountability bureau needs to be established in AJK to develop public sectors.”

Imran went on to say that rulers were pocketing the money acquired through loans, adding a corrupt leader erodes the entire system.

“The country has neither witnessed any improvement in its hospitals or educational institutions nor succeeded in eliminating poverty or load-shedding.”

“We are told Pakistan’s money rested in Switzerland but how can we bring that back when the rulers are themselves money launderers,” the PTI chairman asked.

Earlier on Wednesday while addressing a rally in Muzaffarabad, the PTI chairman presented four key points, including health and education sectors, to develop AJK.

While promising to bring up the rights of Kashmiris at every international forum, including India, Imran vowed he will establish an accountability body to purge AJK of corruption.