Actor-cum-model and participant of Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss 4 Veena Malik says that she wishes Pakistan had a social activist like Anna Hazare, who could inspire people to stand up against corruption.
“Like I said before, I wish even we had a person like Anna Hazare in Pakistan. This is the reason that people, who were a part of that delegation, must have thought that if Anna Hazare stands for their cause, then it would be good for them. Because corruption is prevailing in Pakistan and the situation of the country is worse and we need a hero, whom we can follow.”
“If Anna Hazare initiates the campaign or the cause that he would uproot corruption in Asia or in some countries, then nothing can be better than this”.
Earlier, a two-member delegation ― former Supreme Court judge Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid and peace activist Karamat Ali ― visited Anna Hazare in his hometown Ralegan Siddhi to invite him to visit Pakistan.
Hazare accepted the invitation and said he would “like to visit Pakistan if it helped the anti-corruption movement there.”
Hazare had earlier carried out a 13-day ‘peaceful’ hunger strike against corruption in India. His protest focused on the anti-graft legislation known as the “Lokpal” (Ombudsman) Bill. Hazare broke his fast on the request of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who also gave in to his demands.
The social activist’s footsteps were followed by businessman turned social activist Raja Jahangir Akhtar and he also began a nine-day ‘fast unto death’ against the corruption in Pakistan.