Joining corruption bandwagon
The Panama papers crisis is xposing the incidence of strange partners sharing common interests and perceptions. One such case is Asma Jahangir defending the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by saying ‘ Accountability at the cost of democracy is unacceptable’. She implies that the country needs Mr. Sharif in order to progress, whatever that means in her vocabulary, and that Pakistan minus Nawaz Sharif would mean poverty- stricken undemocratic state. She is on record to have said that “I am the fiercest critic of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, but one thing I know is that instability at this point will cost us a lot and will bring poverty to the country.”
Well that is funny. What about the poverty that is already reeling in our country and society? And where are the projects by which Mr. Sharif is bringing prosperity? The Yellow cab? The Orange line? Or does she think that the Chinese offer of 46 billion dollar investment for a CPEC is a specific offer not to Pakistan but only to Nawaz Sharif that will be withdrawn when he turns out to be corrupt and has to resign?
Instead of full- fledged accountability of Pakistani leadership, she pro- poses that there should only be a twopoint ToR, suggesting accountability of the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and every Parliamentary leader of the political parties through a Parliamentary committee. This, she said, would purge the menace of corruption from politics. Well such a reduced scope of accountability would leave her out! Is that the purpose of all the noise she is making? — Karachi