Mumbai: Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement to strengthen Jan Lokpal Bill in India has boosted the morale of activists in Pakistan as well.

A two-member delegation from Pakistan on Wednesday met social activist Hazare at his native village Ralegan Siddhi and offered an invitation to visit the neighbouring country.

Hazare has accepted the delegation’s invitation and promised them that as soon as his health permits, he would visit Pakistan.

The delegation comprised Justice Nasir Aslam Jahid, a former judge of Pakistan's Supreme Court, and Karamat Ali, a well-known peace activist.

The delegation on behalf of the public of Pakistan applauded Hazare for his effort and fight for cause.

“Hazare’s anti- corruption crusade is not only being supported in India but also throughout South Asia and the entire world. Not only this, inspired by Hazare, Pakistani businessman Jehangeeer Akhtar  is also on a hunger strike in Islamabad from September12 to  fight the endemic corruption in the country”, the delegation said.

Besides the demand of corruption free country, Akhtar also demanded a reduction in high military expenditure and instead invest it in poverty alleviation.

Karamat Ali called Hazare, a symbol of anti-corruption movement and has also urged him to speak on problem of poor fishermen in India and Pakistan.


(JPN/Bureau)