NNA - Head of the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan, on Monday, called on the authority to prosecute the corrupt and draw an economic policy that supports the productive sectors and encourages projects in the country.
"We are waiting for the government to call things by their names and reveal every corrupt and thief, in preparation for being held accountable and prosecuted, " Qabalan said in his Fitr Eid message.
He advised the government to intensify its efforts to recover the stolen public funds that would prevent Lebanon from seeking assistance from the International Monetary Fund and its conditions.
"Lebanon is a country rich in its wealth and potential, but its looted funds, the imposed international authority, external dictates and economic pressures have contributed, along with the corruption of the corrupt, to starving its citizens. Today, the government has an opportunity to be free from these pressures and dictates, by redrawing an economic policy based on supporting productive sectors and encouraging national initiatives and projects, and it must be freed of the US sanctions that have affected the Lebanese economy and contributed to striking its relations with the allies," Qabalan noted.
He also called on the government to put the state’s regulatory and judicial bodies in a state of emergency, to reduce chaos in the stability of the exchange rate of the lira and to control the prices of agricultural commodities and products.
Finally, Sheikh Qabalan praised the efforts of the government, especially the Ministry of Health, in implementing the general mobilization plan, calling for a commitment to the government's directives and compliance with its measures to combat the Coronavirus.