Prime Minister constitutes commission to probe Rs24 trillion borrowing in ten years

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday constituted a commission to probe the unprecedented borrowing of Rs 24 trillion during past ten years and to set an example for those who looted the country.

In a nationwide televised address, hours after the announcement of the national budget Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “Pakistan today was economically stable … I will now go after all of them [the leaders of PPP and PML-N] and take them to task for ruthlessly plundering the national wealth.”

“I will make them answerable. I will investigate, and I will not spare them even if it is a threat to my life,” Imran said, after the national budget in which the government withdrew subsidies on many sectors and taxed almost all the sectors.

The commission will comprise of officials from Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Intelligence Bureau (IB), ISI, Federal Board of Revenue and Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SEC).

The prime minister said that his PTI led government had present maiden budget and it would reflect the manifesto of the party.

Talking about the latest arrests of political leaders, he said that no one ever think about these stalwarts behind the bars.

He said that today the judiciary and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) are independent. He said that cases against PML-N leaders were not instituted by his government. “Yet they blame me for their arrests,” he added.

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