LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami acting chief Liaqat Baloch has said that the government-opposition talks on the ToRs are almost dead as the ruling party and some elements of the opposition don’t want accountability.

Speaking at a party meeting held at Mansoora to make preparations for the JI march against corruption in Rawalpindi after Eid, he however declared that the JI stuck to its demand for indiscriminate accountability of the government and the opposition through a judicial commission headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

He said that the corrupt people were a strong group which wanted to run the country according to their wishes regardless of the law and the constitution while the government pressure had virtually crippled NAB and other investigation agencies. He said that some recent decisions of the PPP and the PTI had harmed the opposition stance and benefited the government.

However, he said, the JI wanted a thorough enquiry into the Panama leaks, Dubai Leaks etc. and other corruption scandals and bring the culprits to the law.

He said the government parliamentary team in the  ToRs committee had started creating obstacles from the very beginning and after wasting about a month time, certain elements had almost buried the important national issue.

He said the nation wanted indiscriminate accountability of the corrupt and the JI would not withdraw from this national demand.

Baloch said if the government did not show willingness for accountability even after the Rawalpindi pedestrian march, the JI would bring the masses on roads in all the four provincial capitals and the federal capital and would not allow the government to flee from accountability.