Raheel statement part of national agenda: Rashid

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‘No one would be allowed to do politics in the name of eradication of corruption’

Islamabad—Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Parvez Rashid has said that no one would be allowed to do politics on the name of eradication of corruption. He said continuity of democratic system is necessary for overcoming corruption in country. He said that the statement of army chief against corruption is part of national agenda of government. Rashid said all political parties should devise strategy on National Assembly forum for indiscriminate accountability.
In an interview with a private TV channel He said that according to transparency international corruption has been decreased in Pakistan. He said overcoming terrorism and corruption is national agenda and if the national institutions offer assistance in this regard this is positive development. He said parliament should mull over for overcoming corruption. He said Prime Minister and PML-N have played vital role in decreasing corruption in country. He said transparency in all mega projects during the past three years has been ensured.
He said that there should be independent institutions of accountability in country, which could ensure indiscriminate accountability. He said these institutions should not be part of politics. He said we will get rid of corruption if all institutions will work jointly on this front.
He said in Musharraf era the direction of accountability was diverted, adding that due to this there are no proofs of corruption against anyone.
He said that the statement of army chief against corruption is part of national agenda of government. He said that all people want to make Pakistan a corruption free country. He said that the money of corruption is used in terrorism. He said corruption free Pakistan is part of national action plan. He said all institutions could issue statement on national agenda.
He said the name of Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is not included in panama paper leaks. He said some people wants commission headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice, some wants parliamentary commission and some wants inquiry commission under retired judge. He said Imran Khan could not dictate the things. He said government is in contact with all political parties and wants to resolve the issue through consultations.
Rashid said that Pakistan army enjoys more resources of information and assistance could be taken from them for curbing corruption in country.
“We have completed several mega projects over the last three years. There is not a single allegation of corruption,” he said.
“Corruption was carried out in the past and governments were also toppled in the name of corruption,” Rashid added.—SABAH

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