ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan has sought UK’s help to combat the menace of money laundering during a conversation with his British counterpart Theresa May, Pakistani media reported, a day after he vowed to act against those who “looted” the country.
Khan’s request is significant as former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his close relatives are currently jailed in one corruption case and are facing more allegations of money laundering and graft.
Hours after Imran Khan was elected the new prime minister of Pakistan on Friay, May called him to congratulate and offer her best wishes, Dawn newspaper reported.
The British Prime Minister, during her telephonic conversation with Khan, said that her government is ready to further improve Britain’s relations with Pakistan.
“We are ready to open new avenues of partnership with Pakistan,” May told Khan. “We will fully assist the new government.”
Khan, after thanking May for