Rs27b spent on PSDP projects: Balochistan info minister

Buledi says administration on alert against dengue outbreak


Mohammad Zafar April 09, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: The Balochistan government is taking all measures for development in the province but the opposition is used to making hue and cry and creating political controversies, said Provincial Minister for Information Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi.

Talking to journalists, the minister rejected allegations of opposition parties about development projects and said that they were misleading the people. He said that in a short span of time, the provincial government had made progress in policy matters.

Buledi said that the government had spent Rs27 billion on various development schemes under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and by the end of the current financial year, another Rs30b would be released for various projects.

He said the coalition government led by the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) had decided to spend Rs500 million on Subakzai, Mangi and Basul dams.

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He said the previous rulers focused only on media coverage and not development.­

Responding to a question on the outbreak of dengue in his city, the minister maintained that the administration of the area was on high alert.

“The chief minister constituted a special team following the outbreak of dengue and visited the affected areas. For the last one week, I have been staying in Turbat and personally monitoring the situation. The provincial government is utilising all resources to stop the disease from spreading further in the province,” he said.

Meanwhile, a delegation of 46 local people led by former independent candidate Meer Zahir Ali Baloch joined the BAP.

Buledi said on the occasion that people in the province were tired of false promises made by the nationalist parties, while the BAP believed in delivering to the core.

He said model schools would be established across the province so that every child could be educated.

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