Imran Khan suggests Anna to join politics

Pakistani politician Imran Khan said that Anna Hazare`s crusade against corruption would be more effective if the Gandhian joins politics.

Updated: Jan 30, 2012, 22:04 PM IST

Kolkata: Pakistani politician Imran Khan
today said that Anna Hazare`s crusade against corruption would
be more effective if the Gandhian joins politics.

"If Anna Hazare forms a party and captures power, then
he will be far more effective in fighting corruption," Khan
said here.

"You can be the most powerful pressure group, but if
the government doesn`t have the political will to fight
corruption, then you can have any legislation you want to but
eventually they will be implemented by the government."

Giving the example of Pakistan, the former cricketer
said that its Supreme Court was fighting corruption but the
government stalled the moves.
"We have an independent Supreme Court which is the
best in fighting corruption, but we have a government which is
totally inactive and is stalling the Supreme Court. It attacks
the court to protect itself," he said adding there is no
shortcut in fighting corruption.

"So eventually, there is no short cut. Wherever
corruption has been reduced to a manageable level, all have
been by a determined government with a political will," Khan
said.
PTI