Speaker summon GM PIA and DS Railway
QUETTA: Speaker Balochistan Assembly Aslam Bhootani while taking notice of closure of trains due to fuel shortage and raise in PIA fares summoned DS Railway and GM PIA in his chamber. The issue of train closure and rise in PIA fares was raised during Balochistan Assembly session on Friday, March 18. PPP parliamentary leader Mir Sadiq Umrani on a point of order said that due to shortage of diesel trains from Balochistan to other provinces were not chugging which has caused great embarrassment among the people. Provincial minister Asadullah Baloch while speaking on the floor said that Balochistan was the biggest province of the country area wise but since Pakistan inception sense of deprivation prevails in the province. He said despite short distances fares in Baluchistan were comparatively high than other provinces which was a sheer injustice with the people of the province. He said that PIA high ups should be contacted on this matter. Assembly members Habib ur Rehman Muhammad Hasani and Nasreen Khteran also spoke on the issue and said that there should be flights for Karachi and Islamabad on daily basis. Speaker Aslam Bhootani on this occasion directed the Secretary Assembly to summon DS Railway and GM PIA in his chamber to discuss he issue. He also directed to send the Assembly resolution on electricity issue in Mekran to Ministry of Water and Power.