Saturday Dec 22, 2018
LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that he has directed his party to agree with every demand of the opposition, but not to back down from accountability.
Speaking at a ceremony marking completion of first 100 days of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Punjab government, the premier said that there is a drama going on in the assembly where the opposition is accusing the government of political victimisation.
"We haven’t made any case. The probe is going on in the cases filed during the previous tenure," he said. "I told the party leaders to issue Saad Rafique's production orders, agree on Shehbaz Sharif's appointment as Public Accounts Committee chairman, but don't back down from accountability."
The premier said that the national security will remain under threat until and unless action against corrupt element is taken.
"Stiff action against corruption is important for our future generations. Opposition can't tell us to back off from accountability," the prime minister said.
He said he entered in politics 22 years ago to launch a movement against corruption, adding that there is a sad precedent in the country in which people come in government to make money and later use assembly as a shield to protect this wealth.