Govt accused of interference in opposition constituencies

The session started with deputy speaker Sardar Babar Musakhail in the chair on Tuesday

Our Correspondent March 23, 2022
A view of the Balochistan Assembly. PHOTO: ONLINE


Parliamentary leader Balochistan National Party (Mengal), Malik Naseer Shahwani has said that nothing changed after the removal of Jam Kamal as Chief Minister Balochistan when it comes to interference in constituencies of opposition members.

“Opposition constituencies are ignored in development projects again,” Shahwani said during the Balochistan Assembly session on Tuesday.

The session started with deputy speaker Sardar Babar Musakhail in the chair on Tuesday. Lawmakers from treasury and opposition benches discussed issues relating to the law and order situations and development projects in the province.

It may be recalled that BNP Mengal had played a key role in removing Jam Kamal and electing Mir Quddus Bizenjo as the Chief Minister of Balochistan.

“The government should announce a special package for opposition constituencies,” Malik Naseer Shahwani said.

Speaking on a point of order, the opposition leader Malik Sikandar Advocate said that the opposition constituencies were ignored in the past. He demanded that CM Balochistan to review all public sector development programme schemes.

Speaking on point of order, Nasrullah Zarai, a lawmaker from Pasthoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) lamented that Balochistan was ignored by the federal government. He said coal mines were being allotted to people from outside the province. He said gas was produced by Balochistan but its people are yet to get its benefit. Zarai said that the masses of the province were deprived of basic facilities because of the step-motherly treatment by Islamabad.

The assembly session was then adjourned till March 24th.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 23rd, 2022.


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