ISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan People’s Party yesterday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s claims about eliminating corruption had proved to be lies as Pakistan had gone down in the corruption index.

PPP Parliamentarians leader Shazia Atta Marri said that statements of Prime Minister Imran Khan to uproot corruption from the country have proved big lies and based on deception while Pakistan’s position has worsened in the latest corruption perception index and its rank has fallen 16 places and reached to 140 out of 180 countries.

Marri said that the federal government had dissolved the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Accountability Commission firstly and then corruption had been increased in the country. Reacting to the report of Transparency International (TI) on corruption, she said that Prime Minister Imran Khan did nothing for people of the country, but he has only harmed and destroyed the country’s economy by doing massive corruption during his four years of rule.

“Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit and Billion Tree projects were the mega corruption cases of PTI led government. She said that incompetent PTI’s government has only been looting billions of rupees from the nation by delaying the decision of purchase of LNG while more taxes have been imposed on people,” she added.

Marri criticised that despite increasing corruption rate in the country, the prime minister appointed his financial facilitators in every ministry which is related to national economy.

She said that Imran Khan took record foreign loans and as a result, “today every Pakistani has about two lakh rupees loan and Imran Khan is the real incompetent and incapable prime minister of the country.”

Meanwhile, Zulfiqar Ali Bader, the spokesperson to the Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said there was no justification for Imran Khan to remain in the government. Imran Khan came to power with the slogan of ending corruption, but now with the increase in corruption he should go home.

Zulfiqar Ali Bader said that just yesterday Imran Khan’s advisor on accountability had resigned and now today the entire government should resign. Pakistan’s 16-point rise in corruption ranking is a slap in the face of PTI’s so-called anti-corruption rhetoric.

The credit for rising from 124 to 140 position in the list of corruption, in just one year, goes to Imran Khan and his corrupt cabinet.