Balochistan Cabinet meets

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that agriculture development projects should be completed in time with quality and funds allocated should be utilized judiciously.

He expressed this while chairing provincial cabinet meeting here Monday.

Chief Minister said that ongoing projects on which heavy funds have been spent should be completed. He said development funds must not be wasted reason. He said if any department did not use the funds, it should be inquired.

Cabinet discussed two residential schemes for Christian community. Additional Chief Secretary Development told that 80 percent work has already been completed from joint funding of Federal and provincial Government on one of it. Provincial government has carried out work on second scheme. More funds are required for two schemes from PDSP. Cabinet accorded approval for including these schemes in next PDSP. It was also decided that a committee would be constituted under the leadership of concerned minister for completion of these schemes.

Meeting approved Balochistan Private Money Landing Bill which would be tabled in provincial assembly. Under this advancing loan on interest between two persons has been declared punishable crime.

Cabinet after discussing constitutional amendment in the dual nationality reached on the conclusion that this law should remain intact and it should be applicable to members of parliament, officers and judges.

Meeting also accorded approval to take control of public record and ancient historic documents and its care. Approval was also accorded for constituting a board to take control of antiques and their proper look after.

Chief Minister directed PHE officials to ensure increase in income. He said in today’s world provision of basic facilities is possible with active cooperation f the people. Cabinet also agreed on proposed amendment in Special Local government Rules.

Chief Minister said people’s expectation to the government in office would be met in every case and common man would not be disappointed. He aid appointments would be made on district level to ensure provision of employment in all areas of the province. He said there is no ban on appointments. He directed concerned authorities to posts from Grade 1 to 15 which do not come under the purview of Public Service Commission, concerned departments should form their own committee for it and appointments should be made on district level so that these are made on merit and people should not come to Quetta for acquiring employment.

He asked S&GAD to approach Establishment Division that ban on employment with regard to Balochistan in the federal departments, autonomous and semi autonomous organisations should be lifted immediately so that educated youth of Balochistan could get employment according to their ability.

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