QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has said that the provincial government is ensuring utilisation of resources through the right approach keeping in mind the backwardness and poverty in the province.
“Establishing law and order, imparting standard education and providing basic health facilities are priorities of the government,” the chief minister said while talking to a UNICEF delegation headed by regional director South Asia Jean Gough.
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Bizenjo said that the government was supporting every institute in achieving success in projects related to welfare of children and women, including eradication of polio from the province. “Hopefully international organisations will pay special attention to the issues of Balochistan,” he told Gough.
The chief minister said that terrorism had struck the province severely but now the situation was under control and the quality of life was improving. He visited various areas of Quetta without protocol in order to dispel the false impression on media about worsening law and order situation in Balochistan.
“The polio workers have been under attack for saving our children from disability but such attacks cannot demotivate our brave polio workers who are serving to secure our future," Bizenjo added.
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The chief minister apprised the UNICEF regional director that the local administration and health officials had been instructed to vaccinate children to ensure eradication of other diseases apart from polio.
The UNICEF's regional director appreciated the efforts of the Balochistan government in eradicating polio, imparting education and providing health facilities to the people.
The regional director expressed concern over polio cases reported in Killa Abdullah and Pishin and hoped that the polio campaign would continue in full swing in Quetta blocks.