Saturday, February 4

Pakistani mafia using bribes, blackmail like Sicilian mafia to pressurize judiciary: PM

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the Pakistani mafia is using tactics of bribe, blackmail and threats to pressurize the judiciary and other institutions just like the Sicilian mafia.

In a tweet on Saturday PM Khan said: “In a similar vein to the ‘Sicilian mafia’, the Pakistani mafia uses tactics of bribe, threat, blackmail and begging to pressurize state institutions and judiciary in order to protect their billions of money laundering stashed abroad.”

The prime minister’s tweet came after accountability judge Arshad Malik who is currently embroiled in a video controversy claimed in a letter written to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that he was offered Rs100 million as a bribe.