Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is not any inch closer to political victimization, saying that all the corruption cases against former President Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were made before his government even sworn in.
In an interview to the Turkish state broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television (TRT), he said that it was extremely tough to put down status quo and eventually push it down.
“The previous governments didn’t allow the courts to function, and the state institutions supposed to prosecute the criminals and big politicians were controlled by the same politicians”, he said while talking about the accountability cases being solved at grater pace.
He said that previously state institutions were under influence of the government and distribution of justice was very slow. Imran Khan said that we aim to provide autonomous power to these institutions. “The Pakistani institutions are no longer controlled by such elements and they are free to go after anyone, be it a land-grabber or a politician involved in criminal activities”, he added.
While talking about the corruption, he said that in the records of history the powerful always managed to flee and left behind the weak to face consequences.
He said that Pakistan has gown down since 1985 and a country which was once the fastest-growing economies in Asia, is now far behind, India, Sri Lanka and even Bangladesh.