JI to stage march against cor­rup­tion af­ter Eid: Si­raj

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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

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