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April 17, 2018

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Not fair to target a specific person, says Mamnoon

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain said on Monday that many people had properties abroad and it was not appropriate to target any one specific person as the court sentenced someone while acquitted the other.

“Tax amnesty scheme is not just being implemented in Pakistan...they are also effective in many other countries,” he said, the Geo News reported. He said the general elections 2018 would be held on time.

Speaking to the media after his personal visit to the passport office along with his wife, the president said grievances would be resolved if all the state institutions work under constitutional limits.

He further added that political parties could not work in harmony even if efforts are made. “Politicians are not minors who need to be told what should and what should not be done,” said President Mamnoon Hussain.

“The political parties must work jointly for national interests and must not participate in any action which can halt the country’s progress,” he said. Responding to a question, the president said it is not necessary that all the money transferred abroad was looted and laundered.

“We have introduced thisscheme to avoid money laundering allegations.” President Mamnoon Hussain visited the passport office in G-8 vicinity of the federal capital to renew his and the first lady’s passport.

The local administration ensured top-notch security during the president’s visit to the passport office. President Mamnnon Hussain expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements. He said he wanted to renew his passport like any other citizen of the country.

Responding to a question, he said that sometimes due to certain compulsions one has to visit some countries, but Pakistanis should avoid going to countries where they don’t get their due respect.

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