Nawab Aslam Raisani, the ex-chief executive of the poorest province, is the richest of the chief ministers who recently handed over power to the caretaker Government. According to the statement filed by him to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the former Balochistan Chief Minister has wealth exceeding Rs 522 million at the end of fiscal year 2011-12 in comparison to last year’s Rs 351m. His assets include two Harley Davidson motorcycles, one Mercedes sports car, one Hummer H2 and a house in Islamabad. In total he owns eight properties valuing at Rs 143million. He also owns a security company worth Rs 150m, a coal mine worth Rs 7m and an annual income of around Rs 10m from agriculture land. What the Baloch people should understand is that their plight is not because of the successive governments but due to the rape of their resources by their own Sardars and leaders.


Islamabad, April 2.