ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that corruption and elements involvement in corruption are enemies of country and masses as well.
Addressing the launching ceremony of the anti-corruption app called Report Corruption in Islamabad in connection with International Anti-Corruption Day,
Premier Imran said that a modern and prosperous society gives great emphasis on anti-corruption. He said when corruption in any society increases, the money that was to be spent on health, education and other necessities of people transfers to the pockets of corrupt people. As those corrupt people are afraid of discovery of their ill-gotten wealth, they transfer it abroad.
The PM said corrupt countries are poor and transparent nations are rich. He referred to the example of Congo, Nigeria and other African countries which are rich in natural resources but their people are facing extreme level of poverty due to rampant corruption in their societies. Switzerland, on the other hand, lacks natural resources but is very prosperous and rich.
Referring to the example of China, he said hundreds of people have been put in jails on graft charges including ministers in order to eradicate corruption from their country, adding that in Lebanon, Chile, Iraq and other countries people are protesting on roads against the corruption of their rulers.
He said in this day and age it is not easy to hide corruption.
“The anti-corruption establishment Punjab has been successful in recovering billions of rupees from corrupt elements which need to be widely publicized,” PM Imran said and added recovered money will be spent on the uplift and betterment of people.
Imran Khan urged the Punjab government to widely disseminate information about the money recovered from corruption to people.