*ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday said his party’s government would make a strict policy against money laundering and would seek cooperation from other countries to purge the country of this menace*.
“Bringing back the money taken illegally abroad is in the best interest of the country,” he said while talking to media at Bani Gala in Islamabad.
He said PTI chief Imran Khan in meetings with ambassadors of different countries, including the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Japan and Iran, had sought help in bringing back the money that had been laundered into their respective countries.
“The Avenfield money also belongs to Pakistanis and the government is bound to bring it back.”
Giving total numbers of the PTI seats, Fawad said 26 independents of the Punjab Assembly and eight of the National Assembly had joined the PTI mounting the tally of number of seats to 177 in the NA and 186 in the Punjab Assembly.
He vowed that the PTI would make the government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with two-third majority.
Clearing the air on “delay in taking oath for the government”, the PTI spokesperson said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would release official result of the general elections 2018 on August 7, then the independents would be given three days’ time to choose between joining a party or staying independent, then the ECP would release notification for the reserved seats of women on August 11, so this meant that the parliament would be complete by August 11, so Imran would choose his cabinet ministers and chief ministers by then.
He said following the PTI chief’s offer for recounting to address reservations of rivals, recounting was held for 48 seats and their results made no significant difference.
“The elections were organised by such election commission which was constituted by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party,” he said.