In a statement issued to The News here on Wednesday, the TIP’s head in Pakistan Adil Gilani said that Pakistan lost more than Rs8.5 trillion in corruption, tax evasion and bad governance during Gilani’s regime.
“Pakistan has seen the worst period of corruption in its 65 years history as the incumbent chairman NAB has also seconded TIP assessment on corruption’s volume by stating that Pakistan loses Rs5 billion a day in corruption in only three sectors of the economy,” Gilani said.
About the conspiracies, he said recently a conspiracy against judiciary was exposed. He praised the chief justice for setting new precedent by proceeding against his own son. This suo moto action of the chief justice, he said, is a practical demonstration of Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s claim that everyone is equal before the law.
The TIP representative said that conspiracy against the nation is evident from mismanagement in the 50 months tenure of the ex-PM, who appointed four governors of Sate Bank, six secretaries of finance, four ministers of finance, 10 DGs of FIA, absence of Federal Ombudsman since last 20 months, three NAB chairmen, which resulted into economic crisis. He lamented that the internal and external debt has increased from Rs6,700 to Rs12,000 during Gilani’s regime.
Referring to memogate, Gilani said that it was an unsuccessful conspiracy against the Pakistan Army. The report submitted in the Supreme Court on 11th June, 2012 by the memo commission, he said, has already declared that former envoy to the United States Husain Haqqani had authored the confidential memo.
Gilani also sees a conspiracy against Pakistan in what he called the “artificial” power shortage created by the former PM’s regime. He said in 2008 loadshedding was about four hours per day but in 2012 it has increased to more than 12 hours per day. “The nation has been pushed into the power miseries deliberately by the former government to divert public attention from its rampant corruption,” the TIP’s Gilani said.
He added that the artificial power crisis created by Gilani’s government was also confirmed by the Supreme Court in its 30th March, 2012 judgment in RPPs case. In paragraph 84, he said, the SC said prior to the introduction of RPPs, the system of generation of electricity under the control and management of Ministry of Water & Power, Wapda, Pepco, Gencos, etc, had sufficient potential to produce more electricity, but instead of taking curative steps for its improvement, including clearance of circular debt of the IPPs or resorting to other means of generation of electricity, billions of rupees were spent on Bhikki and Sharaqpur RPPs, which proved complete failure because the object could not be achieved as the shortage of electricity persistently continued, and yet more RPPs were installed.
Adil Gilani said during Gilani’s rule black money to the tune of Rs350 billion was whitened under amnesty scheme in 2008 by paying only 2 percent. Bad performance of the ousted regime also speaks volume from the facts that Pakistan Steel was earning a profit of Rs11 billion before Gilani’s arrival but now it has lost 120 billion. Similar is the condition of PIA, NBP, SSGC, SNGC, OGDC, CDA, Railways, PSO, EOBI and all other public sector corporations, according to Adil Gilani.
By Ansar Abbasi: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-15503-Gilanis-term-was-worst-ever-in-Pakistan-TIP