Jatoi ousted over hostile remarks against Pak Chief Justice, Army

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Islamabad, Sep 26 (ANI): Pakistan's Minister of State for Defence Production Abdul Qayyum Jatoi has tendered his resignation over his outburst against the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) and the Army, and his statement that everyone should have "equal right to do corruption."

Jatoi was forced to tender his resignation after failing to give a satisfactory explanation to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani over his hostile remarks, the Daily Times reported.

Earlier, Jatoi had said that the CJP belonged to Faisalabad and had been appointed on a fake domicile of Balochistan. He had also accused the Army of being involved in the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti.

"Bugti was killed by the army on the directives of former president Pervez Musharraf," he claimed.

He also gave a striking statement that everyone should get the right to commit corruption. "The right of corruption was given to specific people and I believe that everyone whether he is a Baloch, Sindhi, Seraiki, Pashtun or Punjabi should be given an equal right to do corruption," he said.

Taking serious notice of Jatoi's statements, Gilani had immediately summoned him to Islamabad to explain his position. However, Jatoi could not satisfy the prime minister over his attacking remarks, and had to resign from his post. (ANI)

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