Speech of a culprit at Asma Jahangir Conference is regrettable

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that the speech of a culprit at Asma Jahangir Conference is regrettable.

Addressing the Kamyab Jawan Convention, he said, “Our system is corrupt and it will take time to fix it, adding that we have to raise the standard of our ethics.”

The prime minister said that nowadays there is talk of tapes, tapes are coming out and names of judges are coming. “The Chief Justice of Pakistan attended a ceremony in Lahore but a fugitive addressed the ceremony.”

Referring to statements of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Safdar, Imran Khan said that instead of giving any evidence about the sources of money used for purchasing flats in London, they were abusing the country’s judiciary and army.

PM Imran Khan referred to the surfacing of alleged tapes of some judges and said after coming into politics 25 years ago he had stated that Pakistan’s biggest problem was corruption.

“In a country where prime minister and ministers indulge in corruption and take the money abroad, it is destroyed,” he said and added that nations do not get destroyed due of paucity of resources but due to corruption of leaders and the country cannot move ahead.

Recounting the events after Panama papers leaks in 2016, which showed Maryam Safdar as beneficial owner of four flats in a most pricy area of London, the Prime Minister said that the court heard the case, JIT (Joint Investigation Team) was constituted and Nawaz Sharif was convicted.

But, he added, instead of telling the source of funding for the flats, first the mantra of “Mujhay Keun Nikala” started and then they started abusing the judiciary, army and him (Imran Khan).

Imran Khan referred to his court case of flat in London and said despite the fact that he was not a public office holder or a politician but he presented 40 years of his property record.

“On the contrary, Nawaz Sharif first told lie in National Assembly, then came Qatari letter and the Calibri font. They have not so far presented even a single paper [of evidence] about the financial source of flats,” he remarked.

The prime minister said that when corruption was not considered a crime, it destroyed the nations.

Imran Khan said the government is providing interest free loans to over four million families to start new businesses, focusing on skill development, and interest free loans for construction of houses.

The Prime Minister urged the youth to distinguish between good and bad by improving moral standards.

He stressed the need for character building of the coming generations as per teachings of the Holy Prophet Khatim-un-Nabiyeen Sallallaho-Alaihe Wa Aalehi Wasallam.