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Money laundering would be eliminated if Sharifs weren’t given NRO, Said PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that the money laundering would have been eradicated from the country if former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf hadn’t given an NRO to Sharif family.


According to Dunya News, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry met Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed matters pertaining to political situation.


Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said that money laundering would have been eliminated if Sharif family were given an NRO.


Imran Khan said that unfortunately, the NRO given in Hudabiya case has been used as a model for money laundering and the funds were transferred abroad through front men and then transferred back.


“Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and former president and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari used the same model,” he added.


The prime minister directed the information minister to disseminate all such details to the masses to expose the real face of public detractors.


He also asked the minister to apprise the people about the adverse impact of their (Nawaz and Zardari) misdeeds on the national economy consequently making them face the inflation and foreign debts.


The PM said there must be an accountability into the use of $60 billion foreign debt obtained during last 10 years, besides finding out as to who had transferred such huge amount to their personal accounts making the people to bear the burden.


Imran Khan said the PTI government has made new rules and regulations through benami law which would help curb money laundering, besides discouraging the practice of holding the properties in fictitious names.

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