Rabbani demands across the board accountability


KARACHI: Senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday called for even-handed and across the board accountability.


“The institution which is carrying out accountability of the whole country—who will hold them accountable?” asked the senator while speaking at an event in Karachi.

“I accept that politicians and political workers committed corruption…I do not defend them. But if the politicians are corrupt, the rest of the country is not clean either. The civilian and military bureaucracy is not clean either,” Rabbani said.

Chairman Senate said that there should be no “sacred cows or holy cows”, and that everyone should be accountable.

“It is no longer possible that special courts are formed for those with political ideologies. Special courts should be formed – I will stand by them – but accountability should be for all and across the board,” he said.