Gilgit - Baltistan

Charges of corruption baffle Gilgit-Baltistan government during assembly session

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Gilgit, November 5: Hot words were exchanged today in the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly between treasury and opposition members, while debating the allegations of massive corruption in the region.

MLA Nawaz Khan Naji said that corrupt politicians are traitors and they should be brought to justice. He accused the government of nepotism and fiscal fraud. He was joined by opposition leader Haji Janbaz Khan, who claimed to be a “witness of corruption”. MLA Mirza Hussain, a coalition partner member in the GB government, also hurled allegations of massive corruption at the PPP led government.

Chief Minister Mehdi Shah, commenting on a news published in a leading newspaper, said that his statement had been disfigured and portrayed in the wrong he. He rubbished the reports that quoted him saying that corruption to the amount of 1.2 billion rupees had been forgiven by the government.

Sheikh Nisar and Wazir Shakil, Law Minister, rejected the allegations of corruption, terming the blames to be baseless and based on ill-will.

Speaker Wazir Baig said that the committees formed to probe the charges of corruption should submit their reports. He said that those involved in corruption should be brought to the book. He lamented the delay in submission of inquiry reports, for which tasks had been given to specially constituted committees.

The Gilgit-Baltistan government is in hot waters now a days due to repeated charges of corruption hurled by PMLN, in the form of a white-paper, and other political players and ordinary people. The ministry of Works, Food and Agriculture, Power and Education are being singled out as the most corrupt institutions of Gilgit-Baltistan, where jobs are reportedly being sold for as much as 300,000 rupees.

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  1. I ask Paidal Beg(Sleeping Baig) first to probe the 3 lac litters of patrol and diesel received by your corrupt govt from China in the name of Gojal relief for amounting to Rs.3.5 billion and then distributed to your own jialas in the name of relief distribution and the rest was smuggled by the socalled China Traders (smugglers), while the people of Gojal are purchasing 1 litter of patrol for Rs.200.00 this time. It is time to hang these dacoits. Shame on these traitors.

  2. Congratulation dear Mehdi Shah, and other members of the legislative assembly! You have contributed well to rise the graph of Pakistan in corruption, by rising its Number from 42 to 33 in the list of corrupt Nations. Keep it up you will definitely play your role in rising Pakistan to No. 1 (the most corrupt Nation).

  3. Ali Madad Sher is most corrupt man in GB. He sells the teaching jobs on 5 lac rupees. He offered hundreds of jobs and collects billions of rupees. NAB should investigate his property, 4 years before he was a poor man even he asked the people for money for election campaign. Now he is Billionaire…..

  4. Very serious situation engulfed the entire country ,like in recent report by transparency international revealed massive corruption in government departments and worsen even from 2011.Pakistan dropped in corruption ranking from 45 to 35 ranking. The people of GB are facing the same economical fiasco and witnessed worsening of situation over the 4 years of democratic setup.The people of GB have not benefited from the political and new constitutional setup of GB ,but unfortunately witnessed deterioration in economical development and sectarian harmony.
    The people of GB could contribute to good governance and transparency through unity, sectarian harmony and opportunity for quality education, but unfortunately the current situation is very bleak and enabling environment for corruption.

  5. Fact is Fact :every one know the intention and plan of the current Government to destabilize the country by miss using of the resources through corrupt Jiala’s, now they became shame proof they will never accept the allegations. they have mesmerized the people with slogan of Bibi shaid and jia Butto.It needs to reflect on their progress and decide for future selection of leadership, by then they will learn more and honestly understand about the current leadership.

  6. No doubt this PPP Government is 200% corrupt. Every one knows and is buzy in money laundring. Grabing the Govt jobs in their hands and offer jobs after getting rupees in millions… This is the progress of this democratic government and their governance…

  7. We all know that due to rapid development of science & technology and media the world has become a global village. Even than a primary class student knows what is happening around the world through the access of internet and he or she determines an opinion about any issue or country or area.

    Our GB is like a garden and every person knows that what types of fruits or trees are in it. Like wise all people know each other and hear about one another successes, failures, happiness and sadness. On the same line all observe and notice that how our colleague , relative or friends work in the offices and to what extent are they well known or defame due to their services in organization, in community and in area as well.

    In past many individuals have recorded their name in Gb history through their selfless services and sacrifices for area and community. Like wise the name of late colonel Mirza Hussan khan and his colleagues comes on the top of the list. They had envisioned the GB purely a peaceful and developed area where the GBians would be able to live independently beyond all the prejudices and hate ness. They had never thought that this piece of heaven would be filled with prejudices and permeate all types of corruption in it. All this is because of some individuals who are deteriorating the society and area through involving in corruption.

    Here we would like to define the word corruption and its types. We also suggest to how it can be reduced if not completely eradicated.

    Corruption: Corruption is the abused of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts every one who depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority.

    Types of corruptions:

    Systemic corruption:

    As opposed to exploiting occasional opportunities, endemic or systemic corruption is when corruption is an integrated and essential aspect of the economic, social and political system, when it is embedded in a wider situation that helps sustain it. Systemic corruption is not a special category of corrupt practice, but rather a situation in which the major institutions and processes of the state are routinely dominated and used by corrupt individuals and groups, and in which most people have no alternatives to dealing with corrupt officials. Examples might include contemporary Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon and many others.

    Sporadic (individual) corruption:
    Sporadic corruption is the opposite of systemtic corruption. Sporadic corruption occurs irregularly and therefore it does not threaten the mechanisms of control nor the economy as such. It is not crippling, but it can seriously undermine morale and sap the economy of resources.

    Political (Grand) corruption:
    Political corruption is any transaction between private and public sector actors through which collective goods are illegitimately converted into private-regarding payoffs. Political corruption is often used synonymously with “grand” or high level corruption, distinguished from bureaucratic or petty corruption because it involves political decision-makers. Political or grand corruption takes place at the high levels of the political system, when politicians and state agents entitled to make and enforce the laws in the name of the people, are using this authority to sustain their power, status and wealth. Political corruption not only leads to the misallocation of resources, but it also perverts the manner in which decisions are made. Political corruption is when the laws and regulations are abused by the rulers, side-stepped, ignored, or even tailored to fit their interests. It is when the legal bases, against which corrupt practices are usually evaluated and judged, are weak and furthermore subject to downright encroachment by the rulers.

    Grand corruption:
    High level or “grand” corruption takes place at the policy formulation end of politics. It refers not so much to the amount of money involved as to the level in which it takes place: grand corruption is at the top levels of the public sphere, where policies and rules are formulated in the first place.

    Petty corruption:
    Small scale, bureaucratic or petty corruption is the everyday corruption that takes place at the implementation end of politics, where the public officials meet the public. Petty corruption is bribery in connection with the implementation of existing laws, rules and regulations, and thus different from “grand” or political corruption Petty corruption refers to the modest sums of money usually involved, and has also been called “low level” and “street level” to name the kind of corruption that people can experience more or less daily, in their encounter with public administration and services like hospitals, schools, local licensing authorities, police, taxing authorities and so on.

    Legal and Moral Corruption:
    Corruption is derived from the Latin verb rump ere, to break. According to this approach, corruption is where the law is clearly broken. This requires that all laws must be precisely stated, leaving no doubts about their meaning and no discretion to the public officials. A legal interpretation of corruption provides a clearly demarcated boundary between what is a corrupt activity and what is not. ‘If an official’s act is prohibited by laws established by the government, it is corrupt; if it is not prohibited, it is not corrupt even if it is abusive or unethical’.

    We know that there are some individuals amongst top management and leadership who are free from this curse and evil. While some are working as agent collecting money for seniors against the jobs. What can be expect with such types of officer or leaders with this wrong behaviour and their ultimate objective is only collecting the money and making property at the cost of its public welfare.

    When a society becomes corrupt then all evils become its parts of practices and ultimately the whole society and area becomes under the trial of natural disaster.
    Now a day it is happening in GB.

    After going through this article we came to conclusion that the main source of our survival and revival is to follow the guiding principles of Islam that is peace, equality, equity, justice, transparency, accountability, honesty and fairness. The western scholars have termed it the rules of good governance. The westerns are following it in their routines and we are so called Muslims violating it.

    I appreciate and salute to those leaders and officers who are raising voice against corruption in the assembly and in their offices and practically taking steps to eliminate this social curse.

    We discourage and condemn those party members, leaders, officers who are becoming the cause of defame for GB and their office and position as well.

  8. Dear all,
    I have only one thing to say here. All GBINS must study Mr. Nawaz Naji and his moto and try to create a Nawaz Naji in every District of G.B.

  9. I very much agree with the opinion of Engr. Niat Khan Sb. We need revolution to get rid of the corrupt mafia.

  10. so plz come to our mother land and bring revolition .u r in USA and talking about revolution in G.B.what a jok Mr.KAD……………………

    Ali Khan

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