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Senate elections showed how we are losing our moral compass: PM

The prime minister wrote an opinion column published in Washington Post. Source: FILE.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that states disintegrate without justice and rule of law and the recent Senate elections showed how we are losing out moral companies.

“Our Prophet PBUH said “many nations before you were destroyed when there was one law for the powerful and another for the weak.” Throughout history moral decay & corruption have destroyed states because without moral authority states cannot deliver justice,” he tweeted.

He said that states disintegrate without justice and rule of law because “once moral authority is lost by the state, deal-making (NRO) with the powerful criminals is resorted to.” “The recent Senate elections showed how we are losing our moral compass,” the prime minister wrote.

He also shared quotes from prominent personalities including British judge Baron Devlin, who was the second-youngest English High Court judge in the 20th century.

“An established morality is as necessary as good government to the welfare of society. Societies disintegrate from within more frequently than they are broken up by external pressure.”

A quote by General Douglas MacArthur, who was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role during World War II states. “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline.”

Another quote by 18th Century British philosopher states: “All who have ever written on government are unanimous that among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot exist.”

In his address in the National Assembly after receiving the vote of confidence, the prime minister had said it was embarrassing the way elections were held in Pakistan.

He named PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, saying they were “thieves” who were blackmailing his government for an NRO.

He said Zardari was commonly referred to in phrases such as “one Zardari trumps all (aik Zardari sab pe bhaari)” and “Mr 10 percent” because of his corrupt practices.

The PM further said that Sharif had faked sickness to go abroad so that he could avoid the legal consequences of his corruption and theft.