Pakistan president pushes graft accountability

London: Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday called for a campaign to root out corruption in the country and ensuring full accountability in such cases.

The president, who arrived in London on Friday, told a group of Pakistani journalists at the airport that he was in favour of holding people accused of corruption accountable for their deeds.

“It’s the divine law that whenever somebody is involved in corruption, he is sooner or later definitely apprehended after investigation for his crime,” he said.

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Sahebzada Ahmad Khan, was also present at the airport to receive the president.

Asked about the purpose of his visit to the United Kingdom, President Hussain said he was there on the invitation of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.

He said that while he was all for accountability in corruption cases, any such drive should be carried out fairly and across the board.


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