NRO in Hudaibiya case reason behind money laundering in Pakistan: PM

ISLAMABAD, Apr 7 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said the country could have got rid of money laundering, if Hudaibiya case was decided on merit and the Sharif family was not given an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) by Pervez Musharraf.
The prime minister, in a meeting with Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, said unfortunately the NRO in Hudaibiya case was used as a precedent in all the succeeding cases. The Hudaibiya case model was used in all the cases surfaced so far in which money was laundered abroad through front men and brought back later, he added.
Even in the cases of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari, the use of very model had been exposed, he remarked.
The prime minister directed the Information Minister to disseminate all such details to the masses to expose the real face of public detractors. He also asked the minister to apprise the people about the adverse impact of their (Nawaz and Zardari) misdeeds on the national economy consequently making them face the inflation and foreign debts.
He said there must be an accountability into the use of $60 billion foreign debt obtained during last 10 years, besides finding out as to who had transferred such huge amount to their personal accounts making the people to bear the burden.
He said the rules and regulations formulated by the incumbent government under the Benami law would help curb money laundering, besides discouraging the practice of holding the properties in fictitious names.