Provincial Government Striving for Masses Uplift: Aslam Bhootani
QUETTA: Speaker Balochistan Assembly Aslam Bhootani has said that provincial government was making sincere efforts to cope with the problems it inherited from the past. He expressed these views while addressing a seminar here the other day. Aslam Bhootni said that society was facing numerous problems but it was not the problem of our society only, adding present government led by Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani had to face a lot of problems after coming into power but after coming into power this government started release of political prisoners. He said that issue of missing persons was important and provincial government was in close contact with the Federal Government to trace out missing people, saying due to government’s sincere efforts some of the missing people have been recovered while efforts are underway to recover the others. Speaker Balochistan Assembly said that when the present government assumed the charge the province was under the burden of huge loans with an overdraft of Rs: 17 billion, which was later waved off by the Federal Government. He said that progress was being made on Balochistan Package, while the credit of resolving 60 years old issue of NFC award also goes to the present government. Under new NFC Award now Balochistan will get 100 pc more resources, whereas the federal government has also assured Balochistan to provide due funds in case of any shortfall of revenues. Aslam Bhootni said that the Federal Govt. has also accepted Balochistan’s claim of outstanding amount of Rs: 120 billion under the head of gas royalty and from the next year Balochistan will get Rs: 10 billion annually which would help improve living standard of the people of the province. Aslam Bhootani lamented that our students take more interest in the politics than seeking education, while some politicians also use students in politics. He made an appeal to the students and politicians to let the students focus on their education. He said that health sector was also facing problems in the province, even those who become doctors from interior Balochistan do not get ready to serve in their respective areas. Aslam Bhootani said that due to the sincere efforts of the government eight big and two small dams were being constructed in Balochistan, which would help overcome water shortage, beside generating electricity. He said that every one including politicians should have a motive to end sense of deprivation of people of Balochistan and bring prosperity in their lives. The speaker on this occasion also gave answers to the questions of the participants of the seminar.