PM appointed corrupt officials to govt offices: Marriyum

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, in response to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s press conference, said that the prime minister fondly speaks of his war against corruption while he appointed corrupt people to government offices.

In a statement, she stated that the prime minister, who talked about a crackdown on corruption, very conveniently ignored the hundreds of millions of laundered money funnelled in PTI officials’ accounts through Hundi four years ago and PTI had filed five writ-petitions in Islamabad High Court to keep it under wraps.

“The government cannot hide their failing 100-days plan behind these cosmetic diversions of blame-game and illegal arrests of the opposition leadership,” said Marriyum. “Either fulfil your promise of bringing back those fictional $300 billion of Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan, or apologize to the people of Pakistan for lying to them repeatedly,” she stressed.

The PM needs to explain the rationale of Rs45 billion loans taken by PTI government in KP and where was it spent. She pointed out that the PTI had repeatedly bashed the nominal increase in gas and electricity prices in the parliament and in their rallies during PML-N government’s tenure and promised to bring down the price of these utilities.

She said that the government, instead of providing a “better Pakistan”, had snatched away the rights of the people to live at the bare minimum by an unprecedented increase in the prices of natural gas and electricity.