Kathmandu, September 6

Nepal Media Society has urged the government and political leaders to be accountable to the people and adopt zero tolerance against corruption.

Speaking at a press meet here today, members of NMS expressed concern about the government’s failure to maintain law and order. Highlighting the importance of media’s role in bringing about political changes in the country, NMS accused the government of hurting people’s sentiments by promoting corruption.

NMS in its press release stated that the government and political parties are exerting unnecessary pressure and discouraging mediapersons from exposing corruption cases.

NMS Secretary Suvashanker Kandel expressed his disappointment at the government’s tendency to undermine the role of media. “Leaders and ministers have been making a mockery of the rule of law,” he said. Citing some of the infamous corruption cases in the last one year, NMS members expressed their serious concern growing corruption in the country.

Former president of NMS Kailash Sirohiya said, “The situation is such that despite directives by the Public Accounts Committee, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has not been able to bring the corrupt to book. We urge the government to adopt zero tolerance against corruption.”