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'Wish I could follow Xi's example and put 500 corrupt people in Pakistan in jail': PM Imran Khan

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  1. Jyotish

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    'Wish I could follow President Xi's example and put 500 corrupt people in Pakistan in jail,' says PM Imran

    Naveed Siddiqui

    October 08, 2019

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    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he wished he could follow the example of Chinese President Xi Jinping and send 500 corrupt individuals in Pakistan to jail.


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    Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for an official visit

    Prime Minister Imran Khan, who arrived in China on Tuesday morning, while addressing an event in Beijing said that he wished he could follow the example of Chinese President Xi Jinping and send 500 corrupt individuals in Pakistan to jail.

    Speaking at the China Council for Promotion of International Trade, the premier said that one thing he had learned from China was how the country's leadership tackled corruption.

    "One of President Xi Jinping's biggest crusade has been against corruption," he said, adding that he had heard that some 400 "ministerial-level people" had been convicted on charges of corruption and put behind jail in the last five years in China.

    "I wish I could follow President Xi's example and put 500 corrupt people in Pakistan in jail."

    However, he said that processing [cases] in Pakistan was "very cumbersome".

    He counted corruption as one of the biggest impediments to investment in a country.

    Prime Minister Imran said that the most important thing that Pakistan could learn from China was the way it lifted people out of poverty.

    "What inspires me most about China is the way they have lifted 700 million people out of poverty in 30 years," he said. "This has never happened in human history."

    The premier said that since his government had come to power, it had taken a conscious decision to make it easier for investors to come to Pakistan.

    "We will want them to make profits in Pakistan.

    "The Prime Minister's Office is driving opportunities for people to invest in our country. The ease of doing business is driven from the Prime Minister's Office. We have just formed a CPEC Authority because we were having problems in CPEC projects because they were under a lot of different ministries.

    "We have now decided that there will be one authority which will resolve all the problems of CPEC, and that authority will be the Prime Minister's Office, so that my office can make it easier for people investing in Pakistan."

    The premier recounted various steps that Pakistan had taken including the completion of phase one of the Gwadar Free Zone.



    He said that there were various reasons for people to invest in Pakistan including its strategic location, its young population and the economic revival taking place in the country — particularly the strides made in the ease of doing business as well as the industrial clusters through special economic zones (SEZs).

    Prime Minister Imran named the sectors Pakistan wanted Chinese investment in: textile, manufacturing, IT and financial services, physical and technological logistics, tourism and hospitality, food processing and agriculture, housing as well as in oil and gas.

    The premier emphasised that now was the time to invest in Pakistan.

    "The Prime Minister's Office will dealing with the major investors in our country and CPEC will be dealt again from the Prime Minister's Office.

    "It's an exciting time in Pakistan because as we open up our country for business, it is a great opportunity for people to come and invest, and as we change the mindset in Pakistan, we want businesses to come and make money."

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    PM Imran Khan reviews a military honour guard with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

    Later, the premier arrived at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing where his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang received him.

    According to Radio Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out contingent at the official welcome ceremony where the national anthems for both China and Pakistan were played.

    The Chinese premier was also introduced to members of the Pakistani delegation.

    Earlier, China Gezhouba Group Chairman Lyu Zexiang, among other businessmen, called on the premier.

    As per an FO press release, the China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) — one of the most competitive listed companies with very strong financing capabilities in China — showed keen interest in exploring new business avenues in Pakistan particularly in the energy sector.

    Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Khusro Bakhtiar, Chairman Board of Investment Zubair Gillani, Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, Adviser to Prime Minister for Commerce, Textile, Industries, Production and Investment Abdul Razzak Dawood and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum Nadeem Babar were present in the meeting.

    PM's arrival in Beijing
    Prime Minister Imran arrived in Beijing on Tuesday morning. According to a Foreign Office (FO) press release, the premier was received by China's culture minister Luo Shugang, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and Pakistan's ambassador to China Naghmana Hashmi.

    Upon his arrival, the prime minister was presented with the Tri Services Static Guard by a smartly turned out contingent.

    On Monday, PM office said during his October 8-9 visit to China, Prime Minister Imran would meet with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing to discuss the security situation in the disputed region of Kashmir as well as economic ties.

    "The visit will be instrumental in further cementing Pakistan’s economic, investment and strategic ties with China," PM Office said in a statement.



    Ahead of the premier's departure, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in China on an official visit, the military's media wing said.

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1509698/i...rupt-people-in-pakistan-in-jail-says-pm-imran
     
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    not possible in fked up democratic system! make life better for the people and become a dictator we will support you!
     
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    Don't we all.
     
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    Imran Khan Should Not Say This All The Time.It Really Unsettles The Desi Liberals and The Corrupt News Media:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    And the twitter war has been commenced.
     
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    Do not wish, ACT. If system is the problem, change the damn thing. Bring in presidential form of government if the politics of electable is causing major hindrance.

    Srif bateen karney say kam naheen chaley ga.
     
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    The LibTurds are the most corrupt section of Pakistani society. Off with their heads.
     
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    IK is a coward he wont change anything!
     
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    He is not powerful enough
     
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    Should start with trader mafia and JUI group up them in jail
     
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    The implementation of Riasat-e-Medina begins with an individual, the ruler (Khalifa) himself. The Rashidun Khalifas surrendered their lifestyle and wealth and swallowed their egos when they were bestowed with the title by the grace of Allah (SWT). Unfortunately, IK's approach is more in line with the Riasat-e-Damashk.
     
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    Democracy does not work in a country like Pakistan where people vote simply on ethnicity, tribe, linguistic group or just simply for their own monetary benefits.

    Instead we need a strong, determined leader who has zero tolerance of any corruption or incompetence. We need to develop our civilian institutions and government systems so these corrupt, anti-nationalist politicians will never again have any power. Rather than having people elected due to family and money they will be elected due to achievement and ability.

    This requires a complete culture change and will be one of our biggest challenges.
     
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    Another problem is the religous clerics who try to use politics as way to gain power I blame also the Cold War era for that we did not balance out ties instead tied ourselves to Gulf Sheikhdoms and Yanks
     
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    Not possible in democracy
     
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    Yes Imran, any leader in the world would just love to lock up enough of their opposition to secure their place as head of state that bit longer.

    Unfortunately the price to pay for that is becoming an authoritarian regime instead of a democracy.
     
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