The Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has stated that the improved performance of the Excise and Taxation Department can help increase revenue of the province.

He said that by making the on line taxation system effective and the working capacity of the concerned department has also been improved considerably.

This and similar views were expressed by the Chief Minister while addressing the meeting held to review pace of ongoing development projects of various provincial government departments here on Tuesday.

Those who were present in the meeting were included: Provincial Minister for Irrigation, Nawabzada Tariq Magsi, Advisor to CM for Excise and Taxation, Malik Naeem Khan Bazai, Parliamentary Secretary QDA, Bushra Rind, Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development, Abdul Rehman Buzdar, Secretary Finance, Noorul Haq Baloch, secretaries of the provincial government departments and other concerned high ups.

The secretary Irrigation, Akbar Baloch briefed the meeting about development projects being executed in his department.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that there would be remarkable improvement in the agriculture, livestock and overall eco system with timely construction of dams in the province.

The depletion of underground water table would also be checked and gripped with completion of the development projects, adding he hoped.

Similarly, the briefing was also conducted about the science and technology sector.

On the briefing about the sector, the Chief Minister stressed the need to introduce the modern technology.

In this regard, he stressed that it is unavoidable to improve the space studies, research, virtual education and E-governance in the province.

The Chief Minister on the occasion asked the departmental heads to evolve a mechanism through which they may review their respective departments’ performance by themselves.

He also directed to make the website of Government of Balochistan more effective and provide substantial information on it.

On the briefing conducted about the urban planning and development department, the Chief Minister said that the master planning is need of the hour to meet the requirements of the increasing population.