Pakistan and corruption
AS an agent-general to China in 1942, in his report to the viceroy, Sir Mohammad Zafarullah Khan wrote (as he narrates in his biography Thedees-i-naymat that corruption had reached its highest point, due to which the then Chinese government could not defend against the Japanese occupation while the Communist Party being better organised was most likely to take over.
Since then we have been reading about how corruption was dealt with by Communist leaders after the Red Revolution.
After reading Zafarullah’s account, I wonder whether corruption in Pakistan has not yet reached the point where the nation rises and finds a few honest men from among themselves to run the country in a manner that provides security and unity to the whole nation.
SYED ARSHAD KAMAL