ISLAMABAD: PML-Q MNA Marvi Memon issued on Saturday the so-called ‘white paper’ on corruption allegedly committed in the year 2010 by parties in the ruling coalition.
She said corruption was rampant in Pakistan and the government’s failure to control the practice had made it almost impossible to reverse the trend.
Ms Memon described corruption as a threat to the country’s sovereignty that had made Pakistan dependent on the United States, the IMF and World Bank.
She said that because of corruption international entrepreneurs were also reluctant to invest in Pakistan.
She said the government, instead of taking action against the corrupt, was victimising individuals and organisations who had been identifying corruption in different ministries and departments.
The legislator released a 135-point chronology of corruption cases which have been reported by the media last year in rental power projects, Benazir Income Support Programme, the Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Supplies Corporation, the Trading Corporation of Pakistan, and the Federal Board of Revenue and recruitments made in Sindh in violation of merit.
She said she had written letters to the prime minister and pointed out cases of corruption, but he did not take any action.
She suggested that the accountability process should start from parliament.