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Imran Khan warns 'corrupt elements' to face accountability

Pakistan Forward

ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan during his public address to the nation Wednesday (October 24) warned all "corrupt elements" would face accountability, Dawn reported Wednesday.

"No corrupt person will be let go," Khan said, reiterating that he had been elected on the promise to "put corrupt people in jails."

"They just want an NRO [National Reconciliation Ordinance] from us," he said, referring to Pakistani politicians.

"I want to give them a message: 'open your ears, and hear this: you can come out on the streets. We will give you containers and give you food. You can do whatever you want in the assemblies... [But] no one will get an NRO'."

The NRO was a controversial ordinance issued in 2007 by former military ruler Gen. (ret.) Pervez Musharraf. It granted amnesty to government officials accused of corruption.

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