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‘Corruption makes bad deeds acceptable,’ says PM Imran Khan

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Prime Minister Imran Khan stated Wednesday that corruption is a extreme problem that Pakistan faces because it makes “bad deeds” acceptable within the society.

The prime minister was talking on the inauguration ceremony of the e-bidding, e-billing, and GIS Mapping system beneath the Nationwide Freeway Authority.

The prime minister, talking concerning the NHA’s initiative, stated that the corruption within the tenders and bidding would reduce by way of the establishments’ measures.

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“We will ask other ministries to also shift towards e-governance,” he stated.

These trendy techniques had been rolled out 20-years in the past, the premier stated, including: “The people who take advantage of an outdated system do not want it to improve.”

He highlighted that by way of automation, the world was capable of curtail corruption. “Unfortunately, we have accepted this corrupted system.”

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“Only a self-reliant and honest nation deserves respect,” the prime minister stated. 

He lamented that when the pinnacle of state is dishonest, it impacts the complete system. “Failure to acknowledge corruption is worse than being corrupt.”

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“The country is surviving on loans while people have acquired assets in foreign countries.”

Evaluating Pakistani leaders’ existence and the leaders of different nations, he stated: “Looking at our leaders’ lifestyles, it feels like poverty is non-existent in our country.”

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