PTI forgot election promises: Siraj

LAHORE:Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq has said that like its other election promises, the PTI government had forgotten its promise of a ruthless accountability due to political expediencies.

In a statement here on Tuesday, he said that the nation had been expecting that as a result of across the board accountability, billions of rupees of the plundered wealth would be recovered and the problems of poverty and price hike would be overcome. However, he said, it appeared that there was a deliberate attempt to save the plunderers.

Sirajul Haq said that files of around 150 mega scandals were lying with the NAB but there was none to touch these. He wondered why the remaining 436 persons named in the Panama leaks had been spared so far.

He said that the government had taken least interest for retrieving around 375 billion dollars of eh Pakistanis lying abroad. On the other hand, the government had been making hectic efforts to get aid from the friendly countries and IMF loans. Had the government a serious effort to recover the plundered wealth, it would not have to ask for help or aid from any quarter, he added.

The JI chief said that so far the government had not made public the agreement with the IMF and it was implementing the terms of the agreement like the past governments.

Sirajul Haq said that the nation wanted a permanent, impartial and transparent system of accountability from which no one could escape. In the absence of such a system, even the known plunderers had the chance to claim that they were being victimized.