QUETTA : Member Provincial Assembly Sanaullah Baloch has urged the provincial government to ensure allocation of special funds for Ras Koh area of Chagai, one of the districts stricken by long-lingering drought in the province.
In a statement, Sanaullah said the groundwater in the area has depleted at an alarming level. The government should allocate a special package for the residents of the area, he appealed.
The statement was issued after a visit to the area by the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) leader on Thursday. He saw that forests and fields in the area were devastated and basic facilities including water, transport, and health were absent.
Moreover, children have no access to education as there are no schools in the area, he highlighted.
“Ras Koh is among the most beautiful places of the world,” he said, however “owing to the lack of concentration from the governments and drought the area is losing its natural beauty”.
At the deploring state, he called for prayers for rains and urged people to show their active participation.
It is pertinent to mention that in 1998 Pakistan conducted its Chagai-I nuclear tests in the Ras Koh Hills. Then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif had promised to develop the district and provide it with all necessary facilities.