JI to stage march against corruption after Eid: Siraj
LAHORE—Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Siraj-ul-Haq has announced a march against corruption in Rawalpindi after Eidul Fitr, and counselled the rulers to renounce corruption and present themselves for accountability before they were thrown out of power.
Addressing a press conference at Mansoora before leaving for Umrah on Monday, he said that the JI had given much time to the government for deciding a line of action to weed out corruption but the government and some elements in the opposition were not serious about that. He said the government did not want the accountability of the Prime Minister and the opposition was also against Ehtisab. However, he said, “We would not let the issue bury in the dust.” We want the accountability of all including the Prime Minister, he added.
Sirajul Haq said, had the rulers any moral courage; the Judicial Commission for accountability should have been set up already. He said, the failure of the nine meetings of the ToR committee was a clear evidence that the government was not ready to constitute the Judicial Commission nor appear before it for accountability. He said that the present government system would not allow any effective action against the plunderers.
Sirajul Haq said that the Supreme Court had been taking suo moto action on petty matters but was not ready to take action against those plundering billions of the public money. He said the NAP had no authority to let off those gobbling up billions by recovering a few lakhs.
The JI chief reiterated his suggestion that the appointment of the NAB Chairman should be made by a judicial committee comprising the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justices of all High Courts. He said that so many proofs had been produced before the NAB about the mega corruption of different people and even the international media had released reports on that but the NAB had not moved at all.
Sirajul Haq said that the idol of corruption could be seen in the corridor of power all around but the institutions of accountability could not locate it. He said there was despair among the masses and the youth were disappointed of their future.—DNA