MANDI BAHAUDDIN: The ex-servicemen and lawyers staged a joint rally here at judicial complex against rampant corruption in the country.

The participants were carrying banners inscribed with slogans “Zalmo luti hoi qomi dolat wapis Karo” and “corrupt anasar ka ehtisab karo”. Some ex-servicemen were carrying banners with their demand for “one rank one pension” and setting up DASB at Mandi Bahauddin.

Addressing the rally former district and sessions judge Muhammad Hussain Maken said that corruption being a cancer is silent killer for the society. He said that people are well-aware of the fact that the rulers are corrupt and their wealth accumulated through unfair means has been stashed in foreign banks. Now the Panama leaks have exposed corruption of our rulers and their wealth invested in offshore companies. He said rulers have devised different techniques to exploit the poor and benefit their cronies. He said that being elite class, they have 33 percent women seats in both houses of the Parliament. He demanded that this special reserved seats quota should be ended and the women aspiring to become Member of Parliament should be elected through election. He also demanded dissolving all parallel courts and forums like special courts, terrorist courts, NAB, Anti-Corruption Establishment and FIA and ombudspersons offices. –Staff Reporter

There should be general law and general courts for all to end disparity and make dispensation of justice easy. He also demanded there should be only 10 ministers and no special adviser. He also called for end to Senate, describing it as a burden on the national exchequer.

Another anti-corruption movement leader headmaster (r) Muhammad Ashraf said that the district level government departments’ performance is very poor and they have failed to deliver required service to the public.He demanded that these departments should be activated to their full capacity and their performance should be made transparent.