West should stop illicit cashflow from poor states: Imran Khan
January 9, 2023 09:58 PM
Former prime minister Imran Khan has called upon the developed countries to play role in curbing the money-laundering from the third world, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In order to relieve the developing countries from challenges like poverty and deprivation, it is mandatory that the developed countries play their role in stopping the illegal transfer of capital from these countries, Imran Khan said while talking to the outgoing British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner.
The British High Commissioner called on Imran Khan here at Zaman Park on Monday to enquire about the health of the PTI chairman.
PTI senior leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Fawad Hussain Ch, Farrukh Habib and others were present on the occasions.
They discussed a wide range of shared concerns, including bilateral ties, economic affairs, regional issues, human rights and climate change at the meeting.
They also discussed the importance of preventing the transfer of capital from developing countries to developed countries after corruption and money laundering.
They discussed the very deadly effects of climate change on the world, especially on Pakistan.
Imran Khan said it is a big challenge for the developed world to protect developing countries from the destructive effects of climate change.
He said the PTI government took remarkable steps to protect the environment through programs like Billion Tree Tsunami and Ten Billion Trees during its tenure.
He said the prevention of money laundering from developing countries to developed countries is very important.
“According to the report of the fact-finding panel of the United Nations Secretary-General, seven trillion dollars are transferred annually from developing countries to developed countries.”, Imran Khan.
In order to help the developing states, cope with the challenges, the well-off’s states must play their part, he added.