When leaders are corrupt…


Amid brewing political chaos in the country following the Panama leaks and other issues, the news of internal rifts within the parties and allegations of corruption on sitting members of parliament is not new but certainly not a positive development. While the Pakistan Muslim Laegue-Nawaz (PML-N) is already on the back foot following the Panama Leaks, the news of a rift between Chaudhry Nisar and Khwaja Asif could further harm its situation. On the opposition side, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is already in shambles following the recent events, while the leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are also accused of corruption worth billions of rupees.
Recently, the Public Accounts Committee was informed that allegedly, the former chairman Employees Old-age Benefit Institute (EOBI) Zafar Gondal, with connivance of PTI’s leader and property developer, Aleem Khan, DHA administration and son-in-law of the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry had looted Rs 34 billion by purchasing 18 properties in different cities of the country at exorbitant rates.