December 11, 2013 Off By Web Desk

QUETTA: Corruption and maladministration was impeding Balochistan development. Eradication of corruption is topmost priority of the government. This was stated by Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch at a briefing here Wednesday. Briefing was conducted by Chief Minister Inspection Team.

Balochistan Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad was also present on the occasion.

Expressing regret Chief minister said Rupees 500 to 600 billion came to the province during previous regimes but there is an impression no practical work was done but these were seen in the papers. Children have no schools. If schools exist these are deprived of all basic facilities. This is the reason ratio of admission in schools has declined. Health sector had almost reached to the brink of collapse owing to corruption and maladministration. Had there been correct utilisation of funds map of the province would have changed.

He said there will be no compromise on corruption. Every single rupee of provincial resources is property of the people and it would be spent on their interest. Those involved in corruption would be taken to task recklessly.

Ordering investigation into under construction national highways in six districts chief Minister said it Inspection team needed more experts government would provide them. He regretted that during past five eyras inspection team completed only 58 inquiries which is equal to none and apparently inspection team did not take effective measures for checking corruption. But we would make it more effective and authoritative so that it could investigate corruption without any fear and lust. He said officers have to increase their capability and show work leaving sense of helplessness so that province could be put on road to progress.