Balochistan Assembly adopts resolution regarding issues of Gwadar unanimously
CM claims to have done everything possible for development of Balochistan during 16 months; Opposition stages walk out from Assembly accusing Govt. of interference in constituencies
The Balochistan Assembly adopted a joint motion regarding resolution of various issues of Gwadar in its session held with Deputy Speaker Sardar Babar Musakhail in the chair here on Thursday.
The resolution was tabled by the Member Provincial Assembly belonging to Balochistan National Party (BNP), Mir Hamal Kalmati, who also belongs to Gwadar.
The resolution was regarding the issues pertaining to the fishermen of Gwadar as well as the issues of electricity, drinking water and unemployment there.
It was demanded of the provincial government to approach the federal government to take adequate steps for redressal of the issues of Gwadar.
After a brief debate on the resolution, the House unanimously approved it.
Speaking on the resolution, the Minister Finance Zahoor Ahmed Buledi said that the resolution regarding Gwadar has immense importance. He said that the importance of Pakistan has increased because of Gwadar.
He said that 70 percent oil of the world pass through the route of Gwadar. He stressed the need to meet the requirements of whole province not only of Gwadar.
He also mentioned that the work on projects of worth Rs. 11 billion is in progress under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Minister Agriculture, Zamarak Khan Achakzai also spoke on the resolution terming it quite important.
He charged that there is a lot of interference of federal government in Gwadar port matters, but we want all the decisions pertaining to the port city are made only in Balochistan.
Meanwhile, expressing his views in the assembly, the Chief Minister said that the government would support each and every thing which would be in the larger interest of Balochistan. He said that we have done everything for development of the province during last 16 months.
He said that we are taking the opposition on issues of the province along. We have not taken any constituency of the province politically. We have completed the schemes included in the PSDP which were abandoned for last 19 years even, he said.
He said that we are spending Rs. 30 billion in the provincial capital. While on the other hand, we have released tenders of 1100 schemes out of 1700 and Rs. 40 have been allocated for 2461 schemes, he maintained.
Moreover, the provincial government is going to construct 2500 kilometers roads for the first time in history of the province, adding he mentioned.
However, the Leader of Opposition in the assembly, Malik Sikandar Advocate once again accused the government of interfering in the election constituencies of the members belonging to Opposition parties.
Then the joint Opposition staged walk out from the House lodging protest against the government’s attitude. After walk out of the Opposition, the assembly session was adjourned for an indefinite period.