ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said that a corruption-free Pakistan would bring in a greater inflow of investment in the country, paving way for prosperity.
He said this during an exclusive interview with veteran journalist, senior analyst and Pakistan Today Editor Arif Nizami on Thursday.
The president said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been given the mandate to rid the country of corruption and for this purpose the government is making all efforts to eradicate this menace from the country.
He said that corruption is deep-rooted into the social fabric of the country which often scares away investors because they do not want to lose the money they invest in the country. “We have learned that to deal with corruption, not only do we need good moral leadership and a government capable of good governance, but we also need proper legal bodies to act against corruption,” he added.
The president also said that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal held a detailed meeting with him where he assured him that no political pressure would be exerted on the anti-graft body from the President House.
Speaking about his role as the president, Dr Alvi said that he wants to play a neutral role which is why he resigned from his party position. “I do not want there to be any conflict of interest,” he concluded.