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Country needs independent organization for transparent accountability: Achakzai.

ISLAMABAD -- Chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Mehmood Khan Achakzai on Thursday said that the country needed independent organization for transparent and across the board accountability.

Speaking in the National Assembly on Panama Leaks, he said that corruption was one of the major curses in the country should be completely eliminated by establishing an empowered and independent organization for accountability of the corrupt elements.

He demanded that resolution should be tabled in the joint sitting of the parliament to declare Pakistan a corruption free country.

He said that unfortunately all were involved in corruption and demanded their accountability.

Mehmood Khan Achakzai also criticized double-standard of western countries for raising voice against human rights violations but at the same time providing safe heavens for stocking black market money and plundered wealth.

He demanded of the United Nations to set-up international body to take action against countries providing safe heavens for money laundering and illegal transfer of money.

He said that both domestic and foreign policy should be originated from the parliament and advocated good relations with all neighbours including Afghanistan and India.

Sahibzada Tariqullah of Jamaat-e-Islami said that his party would bring Anti- corruption bill to stop illegal means of accumulating wealth through corruption and sought help from opposition and treasury benches to pass the bill.

He demanded ruthless and across the board accountability of people from all walks of life involved in corruption including names appeared in Panama leaks.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 20, 2016
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