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Bring back plundered money, demands Siraj

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LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the process of accountability would remain incomplete until the wealth of the plunderers lying in banks abroad would be taken back to the country. He was addressing the parliamentary board of the JI at Mansoora yesterday. Sirajul Haq urged the Supreme Court to devise a mechanism for retrieving the trillions misappropriated out of the public exchequer and deposited in banks abroad and ensure its recovery through a suo moto notice. He said that the mere trial and arrest of the plunderers would be of little use for the masses until the public money stashed by the corrupt was recovered. He further said that if the NAB Chairman did not open the 180 cases of mega corruption lying buried in the NAB offices, the masses would be justified to assume that the NAB still remained under influence of the ruling elite. The JI chief said that corruption was the root cause of poverty, unemployment and shortage of basic facilities in the country. He said that almost half of the country’s population was facing shortage of food whereas 89 per cent of the people did not get clean drinking water.

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