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Rs14562bn corruption in federal depts eye-opener for nation: Altaf Shakoor

Karachi:              Corruption of Rs14562 billion in federal government departments is an eye-opener tragedy which shatters the dream of a Naya Pakistan, said Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Altaf Shakoor here Sunday.

In a statement he said whole nation is perplexed over this massive corruption in the federal government. He said without purging corruption politicians, sellable electables, spineless Waderas and dishonest bureaucrats from the system a corruption-free Pakistan can never be established. He said delay in punishing the main actors of mega corruption during the governments of Zardari and Nawaz Sharif has shaken the confidence of the nation from the sitting government. He said those responsible for corruption in federal government departments and misuse of taxpayers’ money through political nepotism should be taken to the task.

Altaf Shakoor said petty thieves who steal shoes from mosques are punished by blackening their faces, but the corrupt elite class people who make corruption of billions of rupees enjoy all respect and perks in our society. He said the report of the Auditor General of Pakistan about corruption of Rs14562billion in 40 federal government departments show the real face of governance in Pakistan. He said law-abiding citizens duly pay taxes to the government, but the government wastes their tax money in this type of corruption and nepotism.

Altaf Shakoor said the unholy nexus of corrupt politicians and bureaucrats in weakening the very foundations of Pakistan. He said a paltry recovery of Rs4.9billion of the embezzled money is a mockery with the people of Pakistan. He said the report of the Auditor General of Pakistan is sent to Parliament, but sadly same dishonest turncoats and corrupt politicians sit in Parliament and they would never be ready to end this loot and plunder of the taxpayers’ money. He demanded to send the report of the Auditor General of Pakistan to the Supreme Court of Pakistan so that this looted money could be recovered.

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