Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister told British authorities last week that he will try to retrieve wealth corrupt Pakistani politicians have looted and transferred to the UK.
Imran Khan is a former international cricketer who turned into a politician and won the July 25 election after promising to end corruption in the government. He pledged to push for probes into the wealth of Pakistan’s rich and powerful elite.
Khan told UK Ambassador to Pakistan Thomas Drew that his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insad, wants to bring money looted from Pakistan’s public institutions and hidden in the UK back to Pakistan.
A new anti-corruption legislation in the U.K. may be of help as it forces people owning property worth more than £50,000 (US$70,000) and who have suspected links to organized crime or are vulnerable to graft as a result of their political