PM Imran vows for effective, transparent accountability in country
From Fasih Ahmed
ISLAMABAD: Prime Miniser Imran Khan yesterday said that his government will not compromise over the issue of accountability.
The prime minister expressed these views in a meeting with Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for Accountability Shahzad Akbar was also present during the meeting. Prime Minister Khan said, ” We have to speed up the process of accountability and to make it more effective.” The meeting also discussed political situation in the context of the Accountability Court’s verdict in two corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
They also consulted over proposals to strengthen the system of accountability in the country. It is pertinent to mention here that an accountability court today sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seven years jail in Al-Azizia accountability reference.
The court announced the verdict in the two references Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment and awarded the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader to seven years jail term and ordered him to pay $25million as fine.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday reiterated his resolve for effective and transparent accountability process in the country.
The PM said this, while chairing a high level meeting of the party leaders here in the federal capital today. “We will not compromise on the process of accountability, the process will continue across the board,” he continued, adding it’s necessary for the progress of the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed about the ongoing cases in the Supreme Court during the party huddle.
During the meeting, prime minister expressed satisfaction over the accountability court verdict against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said sources privy to the matter. Tax payers’ money was looted by the rulers bitterly, the judgment has made the trust crystal clear in front of the people of Pakistan, the pm maintained.