TI report is self-contradictory, says Chohan


Punjab Minister for Information Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan has said that Transparency International’s report is a failed attempt at maligning the credibility of PTI government. He said that this fake report has deliberately been released at a time when Prime Minister Imran Khan is effectively advocating Pakistan’s agenda at the World Economic Forum 2020.
He added that Adil Gilani, Head of Transparency International Pakistan, was appointed by Mian Nawaz Sharif as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister’s Office during his tenure, which was why he deliberately ignored previous regime’s corruption and unending list of mega-scandals. Hinting at self-contradictory contents of the said report, Chohan said that on one hand, the report was praising NAB for recovering Rs 153 billion, while on the other, surprisingly, rise in corruption level was being pointed out. He further said that at a time when the World Bank and other international financial institutions were praising Pakistan’s economic policies, the world was recognizing Pakistan as an attractive destination for investment and tourism, international teams were visiting and playing in Pakistan and overall situation was moving towards betterment, this report by Transparency International looked like a willful attempt at political victimisation.