Anna Hazare to visit Pakistan. Wh not visit US the land of his funder, Ford Foundation?
After his successful campaign against corruption in India, Anna Hazare is ready to repeat the feat in Pakistan, according to newspaper reports. A two-member delegation from Pakistan, comprising Justice (retired) Nasir Alam Zahid and Karamat Ali, director of Pakistan Institute for Labour, Education and Research, visited Ralegan Siddhi on Wednesday and invited Hazare to visit Pakistan. Hazare duly accepted the invitation.
“Once I recover from the weakness and complete India yatra, I am going to visit Pakistan,” the social activist told the delegation. “Like India, Pakistan is also facing the issue of corruption,” Hazare said. “It is our duty to help Pakistan. If my visit can encourage the activists there, I will certainly consider visiting them.”The meeting between Hazare and the Pakistani delegation lasted 40 minutes. “Many people in Pakistan have been inspired by Hazare. We would like him to visit our country and meet those who want to fight against corruption. Corruption is a major issue in Pakistan too and the people are eager to meet Hazare,” said Justice Zahid after the meeting.
We ask why Anna need to stop with Pakistan. Why not go to the US too and undertake a fast against corruption? After all, it is the land of his funders? Anna will also get a chance to make a statement that the scourge of corruption is not only a developing country phenomenon but an universal one too!