A political Anna would be more effective in fighting corruption: Imran

January 31st, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS  

Anna Hazare Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Monday said if social activist Anna Hazare forms a party and captures power then he would be far more effective in fighting corruption.

“If Anna Hazare forms a party and captures power, then he will be far more effective in fighting corruption,” Khan said during a programme at the Kolkata Book Fair here.

“You can be the most powerful pressure group, but if the government doesn’t have the political will to fight corruption, then you can have any legislation you want to but eventually that will be implemented by the government,” he said.

Citing the example of Pakistan, he said the country had a strong Supreme Court, but it lacked a good governance.

“We have an independent Supreme Court which is the best in fighting corruption, but we have a government which is totally inactive and is stalling the Supreme Court. It attacks the court to protect itself,” he said.

He said wherever corruption had been reduced to a manageable level, all had been done by a determined government with a political will.

Khan, the leader of Tehreek-e-Insaf party, said the present regime in Pakistan was the most corrupted form of government but his party did not want any military government in the country.

“This is the most corrupt and incompetent government in the history in Pakistan, but still our party does not favour any military government in the country,” he stated.

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