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Govt Will Not Allow Opposition to Derail Accountability Process: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the PTI-led government would hold the previous rulers accountable for what he said their loot and plunders at any cost.

The government will not back down from holding them accountable for their corruption, Imran said while addressing a ceremony to unveil 100-day performance of Punjab government.

He said the country’s anti-graft body was insulated from the government. “We will let them [opposition] do anything they want, but we will never allow the accountability process be derailed,” he said. “The prospects of our future generations is at stake here,” the country’s premier added.

The former rulers ruined the economy of the country through corruption, he observed.

He said that the NAB cases against the opposition parties’ leader were instituted during the tenure of the previous government and PTI government has no role in it.

He vowed that the PTI government will work for the betterment and development of Punjab by ensuring the people are given their due rights and by utilising all available resources to uplift the living standard of the masses.

“Major reforms will be brought in various sectors to extend relief to the general public,” he said, mentioning that civil code procedure will be reformed in order to reduce the time involved in the disposition of cases. Khan said the courts will decide the cases within a year’s time after the introduction of these reforms.

“In the past, half of the provincial budget was spent on the development of Lahore city alone. Even funds for the labour community were diverted to Lahore,” the premier said as he promised to abolish that practice.

He underlined the need for agricultural reforms saying the sector is the backbone of the country’s economy.

The Prime Minister said that Punjab needed police reforms the most to depoliticise the department and make it a modern law enforcement force.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar along with several provincial and federal ministers attended the ceremony.

At the start of the event, Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht gave a presentation about the achievements of the provincial government during the first 100 days.