QUETTA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Balochistan chief Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind has reaffirmed support for the Balochistan coalition government but advised Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal to take all parties into confidence while taking decisions.
“It is wrong to say that the provincial government of Jam Kamal is ‘jammed’. The newly elected government should be given some time to clean the mess created by the previous governments,” Rind told a news conference in Quetta on Monday.
“The PTI is supporting the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) in Balochistan in exchange for their support for us at the Centre but CM Jam Kamal should understand that as he formed a coalition government he should take all political parties into confidence when taking decisions,” he added.
He said Jam Kamal is the chief executive of Balochistan and is responsible for running provincial affairs by ensuring the interests of the masses are served. Being coalition partners, we would come to the assembly with positive suggestions for the government, he added.
Sharing his views on the federal government’s assistance to Balochistan, he said the Centre has been providing all resources to the provincial government in order to maintain law and order, but our people must understand that terrorism has remained a major issue of Pakistan.
He said people of Balohcistan complain about Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) but Wapda has been facing 70% line losses in the province. He said he would hold a meeting with local farmers and industrialists to address their concerns.
Rind said new reservoirs of oil and gas have been found near Mach and he would meet the federal minister for petroleum to discuss these reservoirs. “I would do my best to expedite drilling at the new oil and gas reservoirs in Bolan.”
To a query about rifts inside PTI Balochistan chapter, he said some workers do have some reservations but these issues would be resolved. “However, we won’t compromise on party’s discipline.”