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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the money launderers are the nation’s enemies and do not deserve any leniency”.
The prime minister was speaking during a high level meeting on money laundering here on Wednesday, which was also attended by Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Accountability Shahzad Akbar, DG ISI Lt Gen Syed Asim Munir Ahmed Shah, chairman FBR, DG Anti-Narcotics Force, home secretaries and other senior officers.
The meeting reviewed progress on efforts being made to curb the menace of money laundering.
The premier condemned the practice, saying: “by embezzling public funds and moving them abroad to amass personal fortunes, not only did the country encounter a severe financial crisis [due to the actions of these individuals], but the nation was thrust in a quagmire of loans.”
The prime minister reiterated that money laundering poses a serious threat to national security and therefore calls for drastic measures. He directed the authorities to “ensure that crime becomes an expensive [risk] and that criminals do not go scot-free”.
Earlier the secretary interior had briefed the prime minister about progress on administrative and legislative measures taken so far to specifically combat money laundering.


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