Plunderers of national wealth should not be spared: Wardag

May 19, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Rehmat Khan Wardag, President Tehreek-e-Istaqlal, on Sunday said plunderers of national wealth should not be spared so that no opportunist could follow their suit in future.

“The corrupt cabal that ruled country for five years brought economy to its knees and made life impossible for majority deserves no mercy,” he said while talking to Dr Murtaza Mughal, President of the Pakistan Economy Watch. He said that masses had voted out incompetent political band known for dysfunction, negligence and mismanagement.

It is now responsibility of the incoming government to make an example out of them so that masses can take a sigh of relief; otherwise, it will risk losing credibility and fail the uphill task of revamping the country’s economy.

Holding politicians responsible for price hike, unemployment, lawlessness and plunder of national exchequer, he said that situation merits immediate accountability process.

Wardag said that in order to bridge the demand and supply gap of electricity, the government should set up small dams. Pakistan is an agricultural state but unfortunately, the farmers were being exploited economically, he observed.

He said that new government should implement all the recommendations of Water Vision 2016 to thwart threat of a failed state. He said that most parties have promised to eliminate corruption; therefore, those who made it to corridors of power should walk their talk.

Misuse of secret funds, missing containers case, Hajj and ephedrine scams, mysterious suicides by officials probing scams and controversial energy projects must be probed, he demanded. Government must act before masses start questioning the merits of a system that cannot deliver, warned Dr Mughal.