KALAM - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has pledged his party will rid the nation of major corruption within 90 days after coming to power.

He was speaking at a function in connection with the groundbreaking ceremony of 84MW hydropower project at Matlatan in Kalam on Friday. The hydel power project will cost Rs 20 billion to be completed in four years.  The PTI chairman said, “We have to catch big criminals and send them behind bars.” He came hard on the NAB and FBR chairmen for not investigating major corruption cases.

He said corruption in Pakistan was preventing potential investors from investing in the country. “A society prospers when corruption is overcome. Investments are not coming in because of corruption,” Khan claimed.

“All the politicians against whom cases are being pursued were nothing in the past, but today they are billionaires,” he claimed, adding a system based on injustice destroyed great nations ending injustice was the biggest challenge. “We are waiting for the courts to give their decision, but the people have spoken in public courts,” Khan remarked.

The PTI chief said the KP government had started six electricity projects in the province for which 72 companies took part in the bidding process. “No provincial government has launched a project on such a mega scale before,” Khan said.

Speaking about the Kalam hydel power project, the PTI Chief said this power project would lift the community and create jobs. At least 150 micro-hydel projects had already been completed and by the end of next year the figure would reach 350, he disclosed. “Electricity will reach those areas where people had no access before and the lives of over one million people will change,” he claimed.

Imran Khan said the hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be an example for the entire Pakistan in the coming days. Khan said the federal government was showing prosperity merely in advertisements.