Money laundering, corruption committed by former PM to be probed in transparent manner: Asif 

Islamabad, November 16, 2022 (PPI-OT):Defence Minister Khawaja Asif says money laundering, corruption, and irregularities committed by former Prime Minister Imran Khan will be probed in a transparent manner as per the constitution and the law. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said Imran Khan had sold a precious watch gifted by a foreign dignitary. He said record corruption was committed during Imran Khan’s tenure.

He, however, welcomed Imran Khan’s announcement to file a case in a court of law in Pakistan and outside the country. He said government wants that this matter should be investigated through a clean judicial process. He said now Imran Khan will have to answer the nation about his deeds. The Defence Minister said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had been disqualified for not declaring a meagre amount. He said Imran Khan should also be treated in the same way for not declaring the amount received from the sale of the watch.

Regarding political liberties under incumbent government, Khawaja Asif said there is no political prisoner in the country since the PML-N and its coalition partners assume power in the country some eight months ago. While on the other hand, political leaders, including Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister were prisoned during Imran Khan’s rule. He said the coalition government does not believe in political vendetta.

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