SADIQABAD-The opposition should jointly present a resolution in the National Assembly against the rampant corruption being carried out in different forms across the country. In this regard, the Parliament should set death sentence as the punishment for those found involved in corruption, declared Tehreek-e-Istaqlal President Rehmat Khan Wardag.

Addressing a press conference here the other day, he said that the government should ensure the appointments of eligible persons on important posts.

Terming China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a game changer in the region, he emphasised that all the political parties should agree on the CPEC for its timely completion. “If the CPEC is completed in 2018, it would bring an economic revolution in the region,” he pointed out, adding that those, opposing the CPEC, are traitors of Pakistan. He said that the government and opposition should develop mutual understanding about the game-changer project, adding that it is duty of the government to alleviate the opposition’s concerns over its route for the uninterrupted completion of the CPEC so that the projects of billions of rupees could be completed.

Talking about current political situation, he said that Gen Raheel Sharif would never topple the government and a possible extension in his tenure would be finalised in a joint session of Parliament. Condemning brutal killings of lawyers in recent Quetta bomb blast, he said that India is behind the attack as the enemies do not want to see Pakistan a peaceful and economically stable country.

“Local-bodies elections were deliberately delayed as the government does not want to transfer power to the elected LB representatives,” he said, adding that local bodies system is the real democracy which resolves problems of the common man at his doorsteps. He urged the government to transfer power to the LB representatives and authorise them for development work in their respective body.

Throwing light on the current brutalities being carried out in Indian Held Kashmir, he said that Kashmir Issue should be resolved according to UN resolutions. “War between two nuclear countries is not a solution to this burning issue and Kashmiris should be given the right to self-determination,” he emphasised. Lamenting over the Punjab Police negligence and indifference, Mr Wardag said that the department has completely destroyed and failed to maintain law and order across the province. “Instead of resolving an issue with justice, the justice is being sold at the police stations,” he regretted.