Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday, referring to a leaked video allegedly displaying PTI members accepting bribes previous to the 2018 Senate elections, stated that it’s reflective of the “total destruction of the nation’s morality”.
“The videos showing the shameful way in which politicians buy and sell votes in Senate reflects the total destruction of the nation’s morality by successive ruling elites as they drowned the nation in debt, he wrote.
He said this “cycle of corruption and cash laundering is a sordid story of our political elite”.
The premier said that these “elites” resort to “spending cash” to come to power and then use that political power to “generate income to buy bureaucrats, media and different choice makers” so they can consolidate their power and “rob the nation’s wealth”.
PM Imran Khan said this money is then laundered and parked into offshore accounts, invested into foreign assets or used to buy “palatial residences” abroad.
He said the 11-party “cabal”, the Pakistan Democratic Movement, “desires to now shield” all this by “supporting a corruption-friendly system”.
“We are decided to cease this cycle of corruption and cash laundering that’s debilitating the nation,” the prime minister said.
PM asks for KP law minister’s resignation
The remarks come moments after the premier’s aide on political communication Shahbaz Gill said that the premier has decided to ask for the resignation of KP Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights Sultan Mohammad Khan, after a video allegedly showing him accept money from a PPP member surfaced.
“The prime minister has given the KP chief minister directions to this impact. An in depth inquiry might be held after which a report might be issued,” said Gill.
Gill said that today the difference between the prior governments and the government in power now has “turn out to be obvious”.
“On the one hand Imran Khan dismissed 20 members from the occasion for promoting votes. And at present, after the video, he has additionally requested the KP legislation minister to resign.
“On the other hand, after the video of PML-N member Rana Mashood came to the fore, the party accorded him even greater respect,” stated the premier’s aide.
“This is the difference between Imran Khan and these thieves,” he added.
A 2018 video has surfaced wherein the KP legislation minister may be seen what seems to be stacks of forex in a bag.
The video additionally exhibits present MPA Ubaid Mayar, apart from former MPAs Sardar Idrees from Abbotabad, Mairaj Humayun and Dina Khan, all allegedly accepting bribes from former PPP MPA Mohammad Ali Bacha.
Bacha, whereas chatting with Geo News insisted that the video is an “edited” one.
“Neither did I pay anyone nor did I receive [any bribe],” he stated, including that two separate movies have been joined collectively to make this one.
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