Corruption is the biggest problem in Balochistan: Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind

Friday 17 March 2017 1 month ago 73   Quetta   Print

PTI leader Sardar Yar Mohammad Rind addressing gathering of PFUJ

Report  Tanweer Ahmed Arain : QUETTA: The president of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in Balochistan, Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind said votes of all four provinces of the country ought to be equal, which was not only essential for political stability in Pakistan but also for electing the prime minister and for vote of confidence against him. While participating in biannual elections of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), he spoke to journalists who had come from all over Pakistan, saying: “In the time of 70 years, small provinces of Pakistan have not been given their due rights, which is why today, instead of Pakistan, nationalities and provinces are being discussed.” “Rulers have to change their attitude,” he said, “Balochistan is the future of Pakistan.” He asserted that Balochistan outgoing chief secretary plundered billions of rupees in Balochistan. “In recent years, funds of 8.5 billion rupees have been spent in the Quetta city only. Despite it, nothing has changed in Quetta, let alone other parts of Balochistan, despite the fact that Quetta is a small city. Instead, corruption, law and order situation, injustice, insurgency, and other problems are rampant in the province,” Mr. Rind remarked. “In the time period of 70 years, it is fifth ongoing insurgency, which is going on in Balochistan. We have to ask ourselves: Why do insurgencies occur in Balochistan time and again?” He recalled that in Balochistan nationalists, tribal chiefs, and all ruled. None did anything for the downtrodden people of the province, as well as they said nothing to Islamabad, establishment, and bureaucracy, when they were enjoying their portfolios in the government, he added. So much so, he said, “When they are not in the government, they hold responsible establishment for their all woes.” On the occasion, he also remarked, “As a Baloch, I say that Balochistan is the part of Pakistan, and Pakistan is Balochistan.” “If Balochistan’s problems not addressed seriously, the problems in the province will further worsen and get complicated,” he warned. Pointing towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speech in Gawadar, he said, “In Gawadar, although prime minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan will become Asian tiger and Balochistan will become Pakistani tiger, despite these tall claims, people in Gawadar do not have clean drinking water.” In recent times, he said, he visited Makran division, where none could think the problems people faced. Lastly, he regretted that corruption in the province is done officially. 02