Former CM Bizenjo accused of turning a blind eye to Awaran's problems

Published: July 24, 2018
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Former CM Abdul Quddus Bizenjo must be held accountable for not paying any heed to the problems of Awaran district, the National Party chief says. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM

Former CM Abdul Quddus Bizenjo must be held accountable for not paying any heed to the problems of Awaran district, the National Party chief says. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM

QUETTA: On Monday, the final day of campaigning for the general election 2018, National Party Chairman and former federal minister Mir Hasil Bizenjo accused ex-Balochistan chief minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo of receiving Rs650 million annually and not providing adequate health and educational facilities to the people of Awaran.

“For 30 years, a single family has been ruling the people of Awaran, but they are still living in darkness. On July 25, the people of Awaran should change that and try new leaders,” Hasil Bizenjo said while addressing a public rally in Awaran.

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On the funds received by Bizenjo as an MPA of Awaran, Hasil Bizenjo said, “The former chief minister [Bizenjo] received Rs650 million annually as a representative of Awaran but no one knows where the money went as the people are living without basic facilities.

“People of Awaran and Mashkay should ask Bizenjo about the development funds released for Awaran. He must be held accountable.”

Slamming Bizenjo’s political future, the NP chief said, “He [Bizenjo] was in PML-N during the 90s, but joined PML-Q when Nawaz Sharif got arrested for the first time. Again when Sharif went to prison, he jumped ships and joined Balochistan Awami Party.

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“Today, the people of Awaran are compelled to drink contaminated water despite electing Abdul Majid Bizenjo and Abdul Qudus Bizenjo for 30 years.”

On Gwadar-Khuzdar Highway, Hasil Bizenjo said, “While travelling with former prime minister, I informed him that Gwadar, Awaran, Hoshab and Khuzdar highway route was turned away towards Panjgur by former dictator Pervez Musharraf. During our meeting, I proposed that Gwadar-Khuzdar Highway could change the future of the people of Awaran and I thanked former army chief Raheel Sharif for endorsing my proposal and the route was restored to its previous position and funds were also allocated for the purpose in the PSDP.”

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Taking over the dais, NP candidate for PB-44 seat, Khair Jan Baloch, said, “Bizenjo should be thankful to former chief minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, who offered his full support during the Awaran earthquake.”

“Then chief minister, Dr Baloch spent 10 days in Awaran monitoring the relief and rescue operation. Being a representative of the people, you [Bizenjo] were unable to address their woes.”

Khair Jan said the NP always supported education and “we believe in democracy”.

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