PM Shehbaz directs implementation of Balochistan Commission's recommendations

PM Shehbaz directs implementation of Balochistan Commission's recommendations

Islamabad (Web Desk/Agencies): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday directed the federal and provincial departments to ensure steps for implementation of recommendations contained in the Commission’s report, which was formed over the grievances of students of Balochistan province.

A delegation of Commission to enquire and investigate grievances of the students of Balochistan called on the prime minister to brief him over their report and recommendations.

PM Shehbaz assured that all steps would be taken to address Baloch students’ issues as they  had been the assets of the country, adding the country’s progress and development was linked with their prosperity.

He also appreciated the efforts of the commission to furnish a comprehensive report with honesty and diligence.

PM Shehbaz further said that the political leadership of the country was giving a message of peace, friendship and prosperity to the people of the province, adding all issues of the province including the missing persons should be resolved by all the stakeholders collectively. 

He stressed for taking up suitable steps, within the confines of the law and constitution, over the issue of missing persons.

"Through adoption of mechanism for partnership and close cooperation, national unity and progress could be ensured, the premier added.

PM Shehbaz said that Pakistan's progress and prosperity was linked with Balochistan province and directed for ensuring provision of development funds to the province.

The government was striving to bring the womenfolk and the deprived segments of society into the mainstream of development, he maintained.

The meeting was attended by Convenor of the Commission Sardar Akhtar Mengal (MNA) and members Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Senator Kamran Murtaza, Afrasiab Khattak, Nasir Mehmood Khosa and major (retd) Husnain additional secretary Senate.

Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah, Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarrar, PM’s Adviser Ahad Cheema and other senior officials were also present during the meeting.

It is pertinent to mention that the commission was constituted in light of the orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in September 2022 to enquire and investigate the grievances of students belonging to Balochistan.