Corrupt rulers will not be able to benefit from looted money: Sarwar


LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Monday said that former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could not benefit from the looted money and the corrupt rulers of Pakistan would also not be able to do so.

Addressing the workers convention hosted by PTI leader Chaudhary Ashafaq  Virk he said, “The masses are honest and the only hurdle in the way of prosperity is our rulers. They must be held accountable for looting the nation.”

He also said that politics of confrontation would hamper the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the corrupt rulers had made Pakistan a hub of money laundering, corruption, looting and plundering.

“We will not let the corrupt succeed against the National Accountancy Bureau (NAB) and the judiciary. We are doing the politics of principles and ideology, and will award party tickets on merit for the next general elections. The PTI will form the next government and Imran Khan will become the prime minister of the country,” he said.

Sarwar also said that the Pakistani nation was more honest than the people of United Kingdom and the United States whilst the country was poor due to the corruption of the elite.

“This is the reason for load shedding, inflation and unemployment in Pakistan. Powerful people get loans waived off to the tune of billions of rupees and deserted the economy,” he said and added that since the establishment of Pakistan, rulers had been looting the country and accumulating their personal wealth from the cost of the national exchequer.

“The PML-N is threatening NAB and judiciary instead of submitting a reply in their corruption cases. The nation is awakening and it will not let corrupt rulers succeed in their ulterior motives,” he said.

PTI leaders including Mian Shafiq, Imran Saeed, Zaka Bhatti, Sher Akbar Khan, Atif Chaudhary and others were also present on the occasion.