LAHORE - Former President Supreme Court Bar Association Hamid Khan has said that all corrupt elements including politicians and bureaucrats want to take back the powers of judiciary. Addressing a seminar on Corruption and Accountability at South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) office organised by Focus Pakistan Sunday, he said corrupt elite do not want unbiased and independent judiciary because of their vested interests. He said the influential have been occupying resources of the country for the past 63 years. Hamid Khan said we were experiencing free judiciary for the first time in the history of Pakistan. He also expressed his apprehensions regarding the appointment of judges through parliamentary committee, constituted under 18th amendment saying that rulers might be intending to appoint such judges having biased approach to save their interests. He said that the level of corruption was alarming in the country. Hamid Khan blamed that the rulers wanted to make money in case of rental power houses as already installed power house has the ability to generate the required electricity. Brig (r) Farooq Hamid said that accountability should be across-the-board. Only then we can eliminate corruption from the country. He said rulers were defying National Accountability Bureau (NAB) by constituting criminal-friendly laws. He said free media, independent judiciary and strong civil society were the last hope of the masses. Adviser to NAB Mohammad Aslam said that there was no law prevailing in the country to punish the corrupt bureaucrats. Dr Owais Farooqi and Mohammad Atif also addressed the seminar.