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Amnesty for realtors/builders

The National Assembly`s Standing Committee on Finance has recommended an amnesty for realtors and builders. Is it not ironic that even though we have laws meant to punish criminals, our lawmakers want self-confessed crooks to be rewarded? In neighboring India, such people were made to pay 45 percent penalty on looted amounts to escape punishment, while in our so-called Islamic Republic, looters and plunderers can get away with paying only three percent. What kind of justice is this? Not a single religious or political party has taken up this issue. And yet we wonder why Pakistan is regarded as a failed state.

SHAKIR LAKHANI
Karachi
Printed on December 15, 2016
http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2016-12-15/lahore/8408

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