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Chief Minister Balochistan denies rifts in provincial coalition government

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch outrightly denied rifts in provincial coalition government.

Talking to media persona after a seminar, here a local hotel on Thursday, he said a conducive environment was being created to hold talks with Baloch Separatists in order to resolve the issue of Balochistan.

“Balochistan is a guarantor of the prosperity of the Country but when it comes to the right of the province, the Federation gets reluctant, which should be ended now but the trust amid the people of the province and Islamabad could be resumed.” Malik Baloch said.

Replying to a question about differences in collation government Dr Malik said that, I am a democratic person and talks are being held with PML N Provincial Chief Sardar Sanaullah Khan Zehri and soon we would resolve all issues.

“Difference of opinions was the essence of democracy and dispelled the impression that there was any rift among the collation partners in Balochistan.

He said, 50 percent funds had been released for development schemes in the province. He however noted that the federal government had been approached to ensure early release of the funds meant for uplift ongoing projects.

“Out of Rs 43 billion federal PSDP, we have received RS 18 billion, which is injustice with the Province” Malik Baloch said.

Replying to another question, the Chief Minister said, soon an APC comprising all leading political parties would be convened to steer the province out of problems confronting it. Dr. Malik said, the incumbent Provincial Government had regularized the teachers appointed under the Aghaz e Huqooq Balochistan Package and announced about 700 more posts in the teaching cadre to provide maximum jobs to the youth.

By Staff Reporter

Published in The Balochistan Point on February 13, 2014

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