Imran Khan vows to go after 'thieves' responsible for Pakistan's economic woes

Updated: few hours ago

Islamabad, Jun 12 (PTI) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to go after the "thieves" who left the country badly in debt and set up a high-powered commission to probe huge debts incurred during the last 10 years, as he defended arrests of several key political figures in corruption cases.

In an unusual midnight speech after the first budget of his cash-strapped government was presented, Khan said that all economic problem were due to debt which increased to Rs 300 crore from Rs 60 crore in 10 years.

His speech came on the day when Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, Hamza Shehbaz was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in cases related to money laundering.

On Monday, former president Asif Ali Zardari was also arrested by the NAB in connection with a multi-million dollar money laundering case.