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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Corrupt must be given death sentence: Chief Justice LHC

LAHORE,Dec 9 : The Lahore High Court,Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry strongly condemned corruption in society,saying that corrupt must be punished with death sentence.Honourable Chief Justice was addressing a prize distribution ceremony for essay writing, and paintings competition among students on Thursday in connection with the international day against corruption.The contests as well as the ceremony were organized by National Accountability Bureau Punjab at Alhamra Art Centre.

The Chief Justice said in the past only lower rank officials were arrested for corruption and others were not tried in the court of law. In the past years, dictatorships were imposed to weed out corruption from the society but the rulers of those times themselves indulged in corruption, he regretted.

The Chief justice further said, “We are Muslims but we do not care about ethics and we cheat each other. On the other hand non-Muslims countries follow basic human values”,he said.

He commended NAB for arresting high ranking officials to eradicate corruption from society.Earlier,the Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry inaugurated the photographic cum paintings exhibition of students which had the theme ‘corruption’.

Earlier,Director General NAB Punjab Justice ®,Rana Zahid Mahmood in his address said that corruption must be weeded out and called for efforts in this regard at all levels. APP

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