Will start biggest operation against money laundering in history, says PM

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ISLAMABAD: The government is about the launch the biggest operation against money laundering in the history of the country, said Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Friday.

This was announced by the prime minister while he was addressing envoys at an event in the federal capital. Prime Minister Khan said that the fake accounts case had brought to light how billions of rupees had been laundered abroad.

“According to the State Bank of Pakistan, Rs10 billion were laundered,” he said.

The prime minister said that his government would launch the biggest operation against money laundering in Pakistan’s history. He said that absence of rule and law in the past had scared away investors from Pakistan who were not able to make money.

“We need to start the process of wealth creation,” he said.”When investors see one person making money, they all follow suit.”

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement comes a few hours after the government placed the names of Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Bilawal Bhutto, Murad Ali Shah, Suhail Anwar Sial, Husain Lawai and more than 150 others’ on the ECL in the fake bank accounts case.