Corruption deeply embedded in state institutions: Shahbaz Sharif

Published: July 2, 2011
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Sharif said that the judiciary, military and bureaucracy are responsible for damaging the country's image.

Sharif said that the judiciary, military and bureaucracy are responsible for damaging the country's image.

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.

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  • san
    Jul 2, 2011 - 7:35PM

    could you able declare your assests, if you are really worried about government corruption..start from yourself…after three and half years in coalition government you realised today that this government is corrupt and could not handle national issues..dont make us fool idiots..Recommend

  • Meekal Ahmed
    Jul 2, 2011 - 9:51PM

    Well, well, look who is talking about corruption.

    If you are corrupt, fine, and I hope you can make your peace with God.

    But spare us the solemn lectures. Recommend

  • Ali R
    Jul 2, 2011 - 10:32PM

    1) Corruption exists and must be gotten rid of.

    2) Foreign Aid must not be accepted.

    Both statements Imran Khan and PTI have been making for the last 8 years. It is obvious that PML-N is under pressure in Punjab and are now just repeating the statements made by the upcoming Punjab leadership–Pakistan Tehreek InsafRecommend

  • Khurram
    Jul 2, 2011 - 11:34PM

    Shrif Saheb who would know better than you brothers.Recommend

  • Mirza
    Jul 2, 2011 - 11:55PM

    Mr. Sharif, you know that there is so much corruption, that is fine. You are ruling most of the population of Pakistan for 3 years now. How much corruption have you controlled or eliminated? Even the judiciary should not be an excuse for you, it is independent and of your own choice! You claim to have struggled for its restoration, didn’t you?Recommend

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