Iftikhar Chaudhry Should Ban Foreign Assets of LeadersBy Ghazala Khan • May 23rd, 2010 • Category: Lead Story • 12 Comments
It’s simple. How could the civilian and military and journalists and judicial leaders could be really sincere and sympathetic with the Pakistan, when their homes, children, businesses and assets are out of the Pakistan. How could they be worried about the economic environment in the country, when all they are worried about is the impact of global recession in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London and Spain?
From President Zardari to Mian Nawaz Sharif, and from Asfand Yar Wali to Imran Khan everyone has safely tucked away their every important thing abroad. Pervez Musharraf, the former military dictator has also got a house in Abu Dhabi after getting a cold shoulder from his English masters. Chaudhry brothers are famous for their Southern Spain and other assets. Every notable leader has got foreign wealth.
Journalists, anchorpersons, judges, leading lawyers and establishment bigwigs are not behind from anyone and have also formed safe and secure nests in the foreign lands. It’s a routine that people in the position of clout plunder and then send away the looted money in foreign banks and businesses through frontmen and brokers. Hamesh Khan and Admiral Mansoor are just two of many such examples.
It is high time that the Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the chief justice of Pakistan should direct government to make a law that no judge, politician, journalist, general and bureaucrats will be allowed to have foreign asset. All the leaders should be made bring their assets back to the country. That is a magic wand to solve Pakistan’s almost all the problems.
Can he do that or will he do that?