Amnesty scheme to check corruption in Pakistan

Business Recorder

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem on Wednesday said the government would end corruption by offering an amnesty scheme to the people.
Talking to a private news channel, he said the amnesty scheme would only be offered to those who had not held any public office.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said, wanted to give people the last chance by offering the scheme.
All the countries kept complete data of their people regarding wealth, lands etc, adding Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had also collected complete data of the Pakistanis.
This opportunity was also being given to the people on the request of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and other trade unions, the minister stated and added it was a golden chance as no offer would be given in future.
To a question, Farogh Naseem said that all the ministers were well prepared before attending the federal cabinet meeting, and added all the issues were being resolved in consultation with them.
The law minister said that he was fully satisfied with the amnesty scheme adding, he had also given few suggestions to the prime minister in that regard.
He said corruption had badly damaged the country’s economy and it would take time to bring things on right track by taking the difficult decisions like going to IMF.
He informed that the economic reforms were being made in the 1992 Act.
He also underlined the need for bringing strict laws to eradicate corruption for the country’s development.
A bill in that regard, he said, would be tabled in the National Assembly and Senate.
The new laws would be made through an act of parliament and not through any ordinance.
If the Senate members did not support in formulating new public friendly laws then they would be exposed in front of people, he remarked.
Replying to another query, the minister said that the law of death sentence would not end in Pakistan. Any person, who damaged the country’s image within the country or from abroad, would be dealt under the law, he added.

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