Floundering Accountability.


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's (PTI) accountability narrative seems to be unraveling - and the pressure is showing in the Cabinet. Heavyweight opposition leaders keep getting bail, every summary of court proceedings reads like a litany of unprofessionalism and ineptitude against the state prosecution teams. As a result, the rhetoric that sustained this crusade for so long is beginning to sound stale in the absence of any real achievements.

The latest approval of bail for Miftah Ismail and Rana Sanaullah - two prominent ministers of the previous Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) government - has bought all this pressure bearing down. Why is it that this government cannot effectively prosecute its most prioritized targets?

In response Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) and Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi has reminded the nation - yet again - that a bail does not mean a person has been declared 'not guilty' in a combative press conference. That much is correct - a bail only means that an accused does not need to be behind bars during the duration of his trail. However his passionate...

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