'There is corruption in Balochistan, there is no harm in it': Ali Madad Jatak

Says Balochistan still ranks fourth behind other provinces in corruption, but has also seen record development.

Shezad Baloch May 11, 2012

QUETTA: The Balochistan Provincial Minister for Communications Ali Madad Jatak believes that there must be some sort of corruption in his province given its backwardness, and that there really is no harm in that.

Talking to media in Quetta on Friday, Jatak, who also doubles as the spokesperson for the government of Balochistan confessed that corruption exists in in the province, but still ranked fourth behind Punjab, Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

“Corruption is being done at large scale in Punjab while Balochistan is on fourth position. There is no harm in some sort of corruption, which should be done,” he said with broad smile on his face.

He said that the government may have disappointed the people during its four year rule, which is why people are taking to the streets in different cities, but no one could deny the fact that Balochistan has witnessed record development in the corresponding four years.

It is worth mentioning that some non-serious statements had been made by the Ministers and the Supreme Court took notice to one such statement.

Similarly, a few months ago, the Balochistan Home Minister said on the floor of the house that some ministers were involved in kidnapping for ransom in Balochistan. Some ministers also claimed the security forces are behind the kidnapping and dumping the mutilated bodies of missing persons. These claims are now subject to an inquiry.


A J Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

All those who know the man are not surprised by what he said. What they are surprised is that this man has talked only about his desire to financial corruption. He has not touched his favorite subjects like barging in houses of Railway colony to steal household items, cycles etc, ATM breakings, car lifting, local production of liquor and gambling. Probably he has raised his standards after becoming member of the assembly and some thing more.

Zainab | 9 years ago | Reply

Honesty is the Best Policy, we must give Mr. Ali M. Jatak credit for this.

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