Federal, provincial govts on same page to address issues: Balochistan CM

Federal, provincial govts on same page to address issues: Balochistan CM

Islamabad (Web Desk/Agencies): Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti on Friday said that both the federal and provincial provincial governments are on the same page to address issues of the province.

Addressing a press conference along with leaders of allied political parties in Islamabad, he said that the state is using the relevant tools to prevent threats and causes of insurgency in Balochistan.

He said that the leadership of Balochistan was united for resolving the issues of province.

Bugti said the Balochistan government was making efforts to promote the good governance as the beneficiary of such governance was common people of the province, who is main victim of bad governance.

The Balochistan CM mentioned that all parties were actively involved in providing relief to the common men of the province.

In response to a question, he stated that violence cannot guarantee the provision of rights to Balochistan as all the rights granted to Balochistan to date have been conferred by the country’s parliament.

He expressed gratitude to the Pakistan People’s Party(PPP), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Awami National Party (ANP), and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for giving him the opportunity to serve the people of Balochistan as chief minister.

Paying tribute to the security forces for foiling terrorist attacks in Gwadar and Turbat, the Balochistan CM said that the vigilant jawans thwarted the terrorist attack in Gwadar by killing the suicide bombers within a period of only twenty minutes.

In response to another question, he mentioned that over 2,000 teachers are drawing salaries without working, and doctors are also receiving salaries without providing services to the government or the people. He expressed resolve to check such malpractices.

Regarding smuggling, he stated that while the government discourages it, a lenient approach has been taken due to the lack of job opportunities. However, the government does not condone smuggling.