Kathmandu, August 2
Lawmakers today criticised the government for having a soft corner for corrupt people.
Speaking during the Zero Hour and Special Hour in the Parliament, lawmakers from the ruling and opposition parties said corrupt people were enjoying political patronage.
Nepali Congress lawmaker Dhan Raj Gurung said chair of erstwhile Tax Settlement Commission Lumbadhwaj Mahat and its member Umesh Dhakal were not arrested because they were political appointees.
“Leaders, government employees and traders are exploiting the nation’s resources,” he said.
He also the government did not take action against traders and entrepreneurs who made fake VAT bills. “This is a crime against the state,” he added.
Gurung went on to say that the government did not take action against 13 Nepali industrialists and traders, whose names figured in the Panama papers. He said Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had to quit as his name figured in the Panama papers.