QUETTA: Caretaker Balochistan Chief Minister Alauddin Marri has expressed optimism about a large voter turnout during the upcoming elections, saying improved law and order situation in the province is enough to ensure a maximum number of people come out of their homes and vote.
“Free and fair elections is the priority of the interim government in Balochistan and we have been utilising all resources at our disposal to implement the rules and regulations of the Election Commission of Pakistan,” said the caretaker chief minister while addressing a press conference at the Sarawan Press Club in Mastung on Friday.
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He urged the people of Balochistan to come out of their homes on July 25 and fulfill their national responsibility by casting their votes.
To a query regarding allegations against him, Marri said, “Allegations are a part of the political game but instead of focusing on allegations we are moving forward and utilising our earnest efforts in revamping the plight of the government departments.”
On electricity shortage and the appalling agriculture industry in the province, the interim said, “Our provincial economy relies on the agriculture sector but unfortunately electricity shortage and unannounced load-shedding have increased farmers’ woes.
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“Efforts to address the farmers’ concerns are under way and the provincial government has directed Quetta Electric Supply Company to end unannounced load-shedding.”
Separately, Chief Minister Marri visited Ghous Bakhsh Raisani Memorial Hospital and directed the authorities to revamp the healthcare condition of the government hospital .
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