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KARACHI: Governor of West Pakistan, Mr Mohammad Musa, does not agree to a proposal that corrupt officials should be hanged publicly.

In his speech at the annual dinner of the Karachi Bar Association yesterday [May 12], he said that “it would be against our grain to make a public display of punishments and play upon the sentiments or frenzy of the people in seeing a man meet death before their eyes”.

The Governor was referring to a suggestion by the President of the Bar Association that the corrupt should be punished by hanging in public.

Mr Musa said that there were other ways of dealing with such “wayward” elements and stressed that “if everyone interested in rooting out corruption co-operates, and people have the courage to expose the guilty even at the cost of their personal interest,” the corrupt could be brought to book without any special law.

He said that the recent Governors’ Conference had debated the matter and had arrived at certain decisions, “the result of which you might see after some time”.

Published in Dawn, May 13th, 2018