“People don’t understand the relation between corruption and their lives- corruption badly affects them,” Khan said.
“Overseas Chinese invested in China, & overseas Indians invested in India; their economies boomed,” Khan was quoted as saying by the official Twitter account of the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
“Overseas Pakistanis are our great asset. I am connected with them. They are reluctant to invest in Pakistan because of corruption and bribery,” the prime minister said.
The contributions of the Non-Resident Indians in the growth of the Indian economy has been significant.
Last year, the World Bank estimated India’s remittances to be the highest in the world, standing at USD 79 billion, followed by China and Mexico at USD 67 billion and USD 36 billion respectively.
Khan said the corrupt launder their illegal wealth outside the country, which in turn leads to devaluation and rise in inflation.