Strong Political System a Guarantee to Weed out Corruption: Speaker Aslam Bhootani
QUETTA: Speaker Balochistan Assembly Aslam Bhootani has said that strengthening of political government was must to root out menace of corruption; a stable system is essence of good governance but in the past dictatorial regimes promoted corruption culture in the country. He was addressing a work shop organized by National Accountability Bureau at a local hotel here on Wednesday. Aslam Bhootani said that eradication of corruption was not only government’s responsibility but every individual will also have to play its role to root out this menace. He said that there was no corruption at the time of 1973 elected government but after 1985 non-party basis elections corruption strengthened its roots, adding during last 63 years country was mostly ruled by dictators while tenure of elected governments was very short. He said that dictatorial rules promoted corruption as it suits them and no one can ask from them about corrupt practices. Aslam Bhootani said though corruption is also made during democratically elected governments but its volume always remains low as elected representatives are answerable to the people. He said that if political governments are strong and stable they can overcome menace of corruption easily. He urged the people to elect honest representatives, adding provincial government was determined to run all affairs in a transparent manner.