'PPP bent on masking corruption'

Nawaz regrets Pakist­an's upward moveme­nt on the recent­ly releas­ed list of most corrup­t countr­ies.


Express October 27, 2010

ISLAMABAD: PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif has slammed the government for its performance, saying that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is bent upon using all tactics to mask its corruption.

Talking to the media in Peshawar, the PML-N chief said people will come out on the roads again "if the government does not mend its ways." He expressed regret regarding Pakistan's upward movement on the list of most corrupt countries released by Transparency International and said that inflation in the country had increased because of the actions of the present government.

Nawaz also asserted that terrorism in Pakistan was a result of one-man rule in Pakistan. He said the country's sovereignty had been challenged during Musharraf's era, adding that loadshedding, the situation in Balochistan and the missing persons problem all were 'gifts' from Musharraf, adding that the former president had embezzled aid received after the 2005 earthquake. He said all these problems had resulted because of Musharraf's "one-man rule".

Sharif also clarified that the PML-N does not feel threatened by meetings between the PPP and the PML-Q.

COMMENTS (8)

sadaf | 12 years ago | Reply The demand for elimination of corruption has become a political and social weapon, which the competing interests use against each other. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), especially the Sharif brothers, have declared a crusade against corruption but its sole target is the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led federal government, especially President Asif Ali Zardari. PML-N never intended to revisit its own corruption. Even there are corruption stories in the health department headed by Mr. Shehbaz Sharif himself. You could imagine the situation of other departments of Punjab. PML-N should realize that Corruption cannot be controlled through the present-day partisan and propagandist approach of the political parties. They need to work together for evolving credible and all-embracing strategies rather than using the demand for promoting honesty and fair play as an instrument in their power struggle, protecting allies and engaging in negative campaigns against their political adversaries.
Munira Mujtaba | 12 years ago | Reply Tt may be acknowledged that even though Nawaz Sharif has begun playing the role of being on the (right side), he himself has had his own fair share of contorversies and corruption during his reign as prime minister.Although, PPP is bombarding the nation with corruption from all sides, feeding their mouths and their greed with the money that is earned by the sweat and faitigue of the poor blue collar majority.Being one of those privileged 5 percent population who is gaining the best education, it makes my heart bleed with anger and hatred at the atrocities commited by these selfish politicians.What makes me wonder though, is that theydont ever feel a prick of guilt for what they are doing? Dosen't remorse ever eat at their souls? They are an exemplary example of inhumanity and immorality. Being only fifteen years of age, what really bothers me the most is that i am unable to do anything to stop my country to fall in the sunken depths which are approaching closer day by day. This country's politicians are so deep seated in the race of money, status and power that even if the nation totters to it's end, they wouldnt look black twice.
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