Qabbani speaks during a news conference in Parliament.
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Future bloc MP Mohammad Qabbani called for the revival of civil society protests Monday, lashing out at state institutions, saying that most are failing to provide oversight and are rampantly corrupt. "Corruption is present among the political blocs ... there is an understanding that you will cover for me and I will cover for you," Qabbani told The Daily Star by phone. He decried the fact that allegations of corruption have become a tool for political maneuvering rather than being serious endeavors aimed at ending the ailment. The MP did not spare any of the concerned state institutions when he levied his accusations.The MP also accused some state institutions of legitimating large acts of corruption.The Central Inspection Department oversees the conduct of other public institutions and handles the bidding processes for public civil administration departments.Qabbani also blamed some elements of the security services for being too lax when they apply the law.Ministers were not spared from Qabbani's accusations. The solution, Qabbani stressed, lies with the people. Activists adopted the slogan to indicate that the entire political class was implicated in corruption and power abuse scandals.
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