ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan reacted to a leaked video of some party lawmakers involved in horse-trading during Senate elections 2018, saying that the “cycle of corruption and money laundering is a sordid tale of our political elite”.
In a series of tweets, the prime minister criticized the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for supporting a “corruption-friendly” system in the Senate elections. He said the present government was determined to stop the cycle of corruption and money laundering that was debilitating the nation.
“The videos showing the shameful way in which politicians buy & sell votes in Senate reflects the total destruction of the nation’s morality by successive ruling elites as they drowned the nation in debt.”
PM Imran Khan said that corrupt politicians first spend money to come into power and then they use their political power to make money to purchase bureaucrats and other decision-makers “to consolidate their power and rob nation’s wealth.”
“Corrupt politicians use their political power to make money to purchase bureaucrats, media & other decision-makers to consolidate their power & rob nation’s wealth – money laundering it into offshore accts/ foreign assets/palatial residences abroad,” he said.
He further said that PDM is now supporting a corruption-friendly system, adding that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will stop cycle of corruption and money laundering.
“This is what the PDM cabal wants to now protect by supporting a corruption-friendly system. We are determined to stop this cycle of corruption & money laundering that is debilitating the nation,” he concluded.
A video surfaced which exposed the horse-trading during Senate elections in 2018 by some party lawmakers who could be seen as counting bundles of currencies and hiding it inside the bag.
They spend money to come to power & then use this pol power to make money to purchase bureaucrats, media & other decision-makers to consolidate their power & rob nation’s wealth – money laundering it into offshore accts/ foreign assets/palatial residences abroad.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 9, 2021