Inaugurates 84MW hydel power project in Kalam
Peshawar—Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Imran Khan on Friday said if voted to power the PTI would rid the nation of the menace of corruption within 90 days lamenting that all the major projects including those of power were being executed only in Punjab province.
“Unless and until you catch the big criminals and put them in jail, you can’t dream of purging the society of corrupts,” the cricket turned politician told a gathering after inaugurating 84MW hydel power project in Kalam Swat.
Imran came hard on the coal power projects being undertaken by the federal and provincial government in Punjab saying those coal power projects were destroying the environment as can be seen from the smog that descended on Lahore.
Imran said that his party’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa working on energy sector to provide electricity to those areas where there was no access before adding at least 150 micro hydel projects are already complete and by the end of next year it will be at 350.
“No provincial government has launched a project on such a mega scale before as the KP did,” Khan said adding the federal government on the other hand was only prospering in advertisements. The PTI chief said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has started six electricity projects in the province, for which 72 companies took part in the bidding process.
He, however, said we have to catch big criminals and put them in jail adding chairman of National Accountability Bureau should be in jail for not catching Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 13 cases of alleged corruption.
Imran Khan observed that corruption in Pakistan was dissuading potential investors from investing in the country. “Society prospers when corruption is overcome. Investments are not coming in because of corruption,” Khan maintained.
Referring to Panama leaks he said they were waiting for the courts to give their decision on the mega financial scam but in the courts of the public the people have spoken.
Imran said all these politicians who stood nowhere in the past are billionaires today adding that this is a system of injustice which destroys great nations and this is the biggest challenge ahead.