Cor­rupt must be given death sen­tence: LHCCJ

The Pak Banker - - 2national - Staff Re­porter

LA­HORE: The La­hore High Court, Chief Jus­tice Ijaz Ah­mad Chaudhry strongly con­demned cor­rup­tion in so­ci­ety, say­ing that cor­rupt must be pun­ished with death sen­tence.

The LHC chief jus­tice was ad­dress­ing a prize dis­tri­bu­tion cer­e­mony for es­say writ­ing, and paint­ings com­pe­ti­tion among stu­dents on Thurs­day in con­nec­tion with the in­ter­na­tional day against cor­rup­tion.

The con­tests as well as the cer­e­mony were or­ga­nized by Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau Pun­jab at Al­hamra Art Cen­tre.

The Chief Jus­tice said in the past only lower rank of­fi­cials were ar­rested for cor­rup­tion and oth­ers were not tried in the court of law. In the past years, dic­ta­tor­ships were im­posed to weed out cor­rup­tion from the so­ci­ety but the rulers of those times them­selves in­dulged in cor­rup­tion, he re­gret­ted.

The Chief jus­tice fur­ther said, "We are Mus­lims but we do not care about ethics and we cheat each other. On the other hand non-Mus­lims coun­tries fol­low ba­sic hu­man val­ues",he said.

He com­mended NAB for ar­rest­ing high rank­ing of­fi­cials to erad­i­cate cor­rup­tion from so­ci­ety.

Ear­lier,the Chief Jus­tice Ijaz Ah­mad Chaudhry in­au­gu­rated the pho­to­graphic cum paint­ings ex­hi­bi­tion of stu­dents had the theme 'cor­rup­tion'.

Ear­lier, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral NAB Pun­jab Jus­tice (R),Rana Zahid Mah­mood in his ad­dress said that cor­rup­tion must be weeded out and called for ef­forts in this re­gard at all lev­els.

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