ISLAMABAD: In the post-Panama verdict situation, leading political parties have renewed their ugly mudslinging campaigns against each other but despite their massive presence in parliament none of these parties is keen to reform the anti-corruption apparatus of the country.
They are involved in allegations and counter-allegations to prove one another corrupt but lack the will to evolve a system of accountability, which should be trustworthy, independent and potent enough to check corruption without any fear and favour.
Whether it’s the ruling PML-N or the opposition parties, including PTI, PPP, Jamaat-e-Islami, MQM, etc., none has faith in any of the present anti-corruption institutions, yet these bodies are neither reformed nor replaced. Indifference and apathy of the political parties towards the institution building contributes to furthering the impression that politicians are not serious in checking corruption. Instead, it is believed that they use corruption allegation only when its suits their politics, otherwise they are non-serious in catching and punishing the looters and plunderers of national wealth present among them.