STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Corruption Happens When Governance is Absent: Imran Khan

He said in any nation to bring development and to do good work, there should be a control over corruption.

Published: 19th March 2016 09:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2016 09:27 PM   |  A+A-

Imran khan-AP
By PTI

KOLKATA: Amidst a row over corruption allegations against some leaders of West Bengal's ruling TMC, Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan today said corruption happens when political governance is absent.

During an interview to Ananda TV, the former Pakistani cricket captain was told about a recent sting operation purportedly showing some West Bengal ministers and legislators accepting money and questioned whether such people should be thrown out of the system like a batsman bowled out.

Khan responded by saying, "Corruption is like a tax on common man. Corruption destroys institutions, destroys merit systems.  Corruption happens when political governance is absent.  When governance is good, it ends corruption."

He said in any nation to bring development and to do good work, there should be a control over corruption.

Khan said assets declaration is an important method by which corruption can be checked.  "In this way, the people who are sitting in some big places and steal money, the only way to catch them is assets declaration."



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp