QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to set up an effective monitoring system to evaluate the performance of teachers in government schools and doctors and other paramedical staff in public sector hospitals.

The system will also put an effective check on attendance at schools and hospitals.

It has also been decided that the government will allocate Rs2 billion in the upcoming budget for providing facilities in schools, such as installation of hand pumps and construction of toilets.

These decisions were taken at a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri on Thursday. The meeting also reviewed progress of some development projects.

It was attended by General Officer Commanding 33 Division Major General Azhar Hayath Khan, Chief Secretary of Balochistan Saifullah Chattah, Inspector General of Frontier Corps Major General Sher Afgan, General Officer Commanding 41 Division Major General Abid, Inspector General of Balochistan Police Ahsan Mehboub, Additional Chief Secretary (Development) Daud Barech, Secretary Home Dr Mohammad Akbar Harifal, commissioners of Quetta, Makran, Sibi divisions and other civil and military officers.

The meeting was informed that the monitoring system would ensure attendance of doctors and paramedical staff in hospitals and teachers in schools during their duty hours. Strict action will be taken against all those who do not perform their duty honestly.

It has been decided that Rs50 million would be provided to district headquarters hospitals for the purchase of necessary equipment and upgradation of departments.

The meeting decided to put a complete ban on plastic shopping bags. The provincial government with the collaboration of the army would set up a factory to introduce environment friendly shopping bags.

The meeting was informed that for protecting the rights of the local people of Gwadar, they would be given ownership in development projects being launched in the port city. The earthquake-affected people of Awaran would be provided funds for the construction of their damaged houses.

Chief Minister Zehri said that his government was striving hard to improve the performance of government departments so that better health and education facilities could be provided to people.

He said big development projects would be included in the next budget.


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