Balochistan’s Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch on Sunday condemned the closure of Save the Children NGO’s operations in the province, terming it a ‘conspiracy’ to keep the region backward.
“Funds which were supposed to be spent on the education sector of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa through Save the Children have now been transferred to Punjab and Sindh,” he said at a news conference in Quetta. He called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take notice of the closure.
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“Save the Children has played a significant role in improving the education and health of children in Balochistan. I personally appeal to the prime minister to allow this organisation to continue to work in the province,” Rehmat said.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2015.
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