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CM Balochistan Pleads Helplessness in Helping Cancer Patient

Adnan Aamir

Quetta – Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, pleaded his helplessness in providing financial aid for Hajira who is blood cancer patient.

A delegation of Civil Society Balochistan called on CM on Friday to ask for help in treatment of Hajira.

Hajira a 13 year old patient from Kharan is suffering from acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer, and its treatment is very costly.

Members of Civil Society requested CM Balochistan to issue a directive to health department of Balochistan to finance treatment of Hajira.

CM Balochistan told Civil Society delegation that he has consumed his discretionary fund and therefore he has no funds to finance treatment of Hajira.

Civil Society Balochistan requested CM Balochistan to ensure appropriate entry arrangements for disabled people in all government buildings.

Dr. Malik Baloch promised in the meeting that he would soon issue an executive order that all newly established government buildings would have special entry facilities for disabled people.

Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Shama Ishaque Baloch, who is also a group member of Civil Society Balochistan, made the arrangements for meeting of delegation with CM. Civil Society Balochistan thanked Shama Ishaque Baloch for arranging the meeting.

Sami Zarkoon, Convener of Civil Society Balochistan appreciated Chief Minister for committing to resolve the problem of entry of disabled people in government buildings.

However, Mr. Zarkoon criticized funds utilization approach of government of Balochistan. He said that government has funds for sports galas, luxurious foreign trips of MPAs and paving footpaths but not for treatment of an underprivileged girl.

Mr. Zarkoon vowed that Civil Society Balochistan would strive to make alternative arrangements to fund the treatment of Hajira.

Staff report

Published in The Balochistan Point on November 27, 2015

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