CHITRAL: At one stage during the last four decades of Pakistan’s history, financial corruption had become so common in the government institutions that it almost became an acknowledged norm and was useless talking about it. The nation had accepted financial corruption virtually as a fait accompli.
Came in Imran Khan with a gleam of hope, sloganing vociferously against corruption and with promises of eradicating it in a few months. Unfortunately financial corruption in government institutions has instead increased since then, as claimed by ‘Transparency International’ statistics and as is clearly visible to the common man.
It is time to revisit the definition of corruption by now. If financial corruption is bad, what would one call selling one’s principles to stay in power? Isn’t that too an equally nasty corruption? may be even more harmful to the country.
The recent Senate elections where the government and opposition competed in buying/manipulating votes, is a glaring example that the government of PM Imran Khan has accepted corruption and joined the ‘corrupt’ to beat them in their own game.
Now both the parties are players in the same game, competing to outdo each other in corruption. Specially after the key federal minister boastfully retorted on winning the Senate elections “Hum aadmi hain tumharey jaisey, jo tum karo gey wo hum karen gey”. In other words ‘to catch a thief become a bigger thief’. So, what else is left?. .. CN report,13 Mar 2021