Liaqat Baloch urges SC for road map of ruthless accountability

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LAHORE: Secretary General, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan, Liaqat Baloch, has urged the Supreme Court to give a road map for the cure of the cancer of corruption in the country plagued by the Panama leaks.

In a statement before his departure for Multan, Khanewal and Vehari on Wednesday, he said that a high level judicial commission alone could chalk out the mode of investigation and effective accountability and make it mandatory for the parliament to frame a law on these lines.

He said that this was essential to raise the image of the judiciary as well.

Liaqat Baloch said that the corrupt elements had taken shelter in the administration, armed forces besides political parties and social organizations and the prevailing corrupt system was protecting the corrupt mafia. Therefore, he said, along with the judiciary, the general public would also have to play a decisive role to weed out corruption.

He said the best way to achieve this end was to reject the corrupt and incompetent elements through the power of vote and elect honest and sincere leadership.

He said that the JI’s drive against corruption had created an awakening among the masses and the JI was trying to organize the people against the evil on every front. As such, he said, the people should support the JI for getting rid of corruption, for restoring the country’s image and bringing it at the point of self-reliance. —Agencies