KARACHI, December 9: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Panama case was a litmus test for our country and stressed that a nation-wide pledge was required on the International Anti-Corruption Day being observed today to eliminate corruption through democratic accountability.
“Like all other ills faced by our society, corruption was also promoted and patronized by dictatorial regimes. Prevalence of sacred cow syndrome and use of accountability tools just for political victimization remains the biggest hurdle against all anti-corruption initiatives,” he said.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that involvement of our Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the world’s biggest Panama Leaks corruption scandal and dilly-dallying by PML-N in passing the PPP’s Bill for Panama case investigations must wake up the entire nation.
PPP Chairman appreciated the efforts of Sindh government in tackling the corruption through activating its Anti-Corruption Department aggressively while similar arms in other provinces still appear in slumber or dormant.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his four demands will also go in a long way to introduce democratic accountability of all the institutions to curb corruption of every kind with no escape-route to sacred cows also.