QUETTA: Provincial Minister for Information and Higher Education Zahoor Buledi has rebuffed speculations regarding no-confidence motion against Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan, saying they are baseless.
“We are united under the leadership of Kamal,” said the information minister while addressing media-persons at the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday.
Buledi said, “For the past one week rumours about no-confidence motion against the chief minister are circulating, but the speculations are baseless as the government has been working in a smooth manner.”
Sharing details of the provincial government’s measures to control financial crisis, the minister said, “Due to mismanagement of the previous government, we have been plagued by financial woes, but we will overcome them.
“The Balochistan Revenue Authority is being functionalised across the province to collect revenue. By expanding the tax net we can address the financial challenges.”
He said the provincial government was focusing on development expenditures instead of non-development projects despite financial woes.
“The provincial government will ask the Centre to include our poverty and deprivation in the next National Finance Commission award,” he added.
On reforms in the Information Department, Buledi said, “We have been working to set a mechanism and bring reforms in the provincial information department.
“During the last three cabinet meetings, the provincial government has taken major decisions in fields of health, education and water to provide relief to the people of Balochistan.”
He said the provincial government was working measures for development of hawkers following the Journalist Welfare Fund mechanism.
“The provincial government will fully cooperate with newspapers and media organisations, but dummy newspapers will be dealt strictly without any hesitation,” Buledi added.