LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said corruption was deeply embedded in state institutions and that the judiciary, military and bureaucracy were responsible for damaging the country's image.
Addressing a ceremony at Alhamra in Lahore, the Punjab Chief Minister said there was no doubt some politicians were corrupt but institutions should also accept their responsibility for the sorry state of affairs in the country.
He said every corrupt person owes an apology to the nation.
Speaking on the issue of the Shamsi air base, he said refusal of the US to vacate the air base was a source of great humiliation for the government.
He also criticised the acceptance of foreign aid by the government, saying self-dependence was not possible until foreign aid is rejected.