All foreign loans can be cleared if corruption reduced by 40pc: JI



Jamaat e Islami Chief Senator Sirajul Haq said if corruption was reduced by 40 per cent only, all foreign loans of the country could be cleared and the development budget could be doubled. He was talking to the media after presiding over a high level meeting of JI in Islamabad on Monday.

Sirajul Haq said the JI would move a Bill against corruption in the National Assembly. He also announced a train march from Karachi to Khyber on May 23 besides public meetings at Bajaur, Kohat and Chitral for the JI’s corruption free pakistan campaign.

The JI chief said that a few families had plundered the country’s wealth on the pattern of East India Company, by abusing their official position. Corrupt elite were controlling the country’s politics and democratic set up. These people had set up posh colonies for themselves with all facilities whereas 95 per cent of the population was without clean drinking water, electricity, basic education and health facilities.

Sirajul Haq said that at a time when children were dying in Thar due to hunger and heat, Rs 1 billion were spent from the public exchequer on a political function at Larkana. He said that had this money been spent on Thar, the deaths in Thar Desert would not have become international news.

He said the JI had launched its campaign against corruption long before the Panama leaks and this campaign was not a political slogan nor aimed at victimization. It also did not mean accountability of the prime minister and his family alone but of all those, whose names had appeared in the Panama Leaks.

Sirajul Haq stressed upon the NAB to abolish the plea bargain system and go for full recovery from the plunderers. He said that Pakistan and corruption could not co-exist.


  1. Agree in toto with JI Chief. Not only the foreign loans but the resereves will touch new height anyone in this country has never imagined. Another 200 bn US$ of Pakitanis are also lying in Swiss Banks – all black money. The Finance Minister publicly admitted it and promised to bring back but so far did not (or can not). What will happen to the trillions in Panama is another of a story.

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