Islamabad: Appointment of over 70 percent people on Balochistan domicile with fake certificates is further creating sense of deprivation among the educated people of the most backward province of the federation. These remarks were made by Senator Mohammad Usman Khan Kakar in a briefing of Senate’s Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas on Wednesday.
The committee was chaired by Senator Mohammad Usman Khan Kakar with the agenda of performance in the less-developed districts of FATA and also included problems of Balochistan and rural Sindh.
Over 70 percent people appointed on Balochistan domicile have fake certificates and the government must check the practice.
The chairman committee revealed, “Over 70 percent people appointed on Balochistan domicile have fake certificates and the government must check the practice as this act is further creating sense of deprivation among the educated people of the most backward province of the federation.”
“The government has planned to establish 50,000 Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) to enroll out of school children in rural parts of the country, especially less-developed areas of Balochistan, Sindh, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Southern Punjab.” Director General BECS informed
Ghulam Qadir Khan said that the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) of the Planning Commission has approved this project.
“An amount of Rs 1.73 billion was released to higher education institution of Balochistan while Rs 4.8 billion were released for Islamabad based higher educational institution.” A committee member said
The committee also urged authorities to increase Higher Education Commission scholarships quota for the Balochistan.
Concerns were expressed over very limited higher educational institutions in Balochistan and it was recommend that campuses of universities must be established in remote districts of Balochistan.
A Committee member said that only one student is enrolled against Balochistan quota in every department of Punjab University whereas at present two seats are reserved for the students of Balochistan. They asked the federal government to reserve four seats in every department of Punjab University.
The panel was further informed that the government has approved 600 scholarships of higher education for the students of Balochistan under the package of Aghaz-e-Haqooq Balochistan Package of which 400 scholarships are local whereas 200 scholarships are international. The HEC has already awarded 205 scholarships under the package of which 83 are international and 122 local.
Usman Kakar directed the relevant quarters to issue notices to Chairman Higher Education Commission, State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, over their absence and the matter should be taken up with the Chairman Senate, Mian Raza Rabbani.
Published in The Balochistan Point on February 4, 2016