QUETTA:  The Chief Minister, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, has expressed his strong resentment over the slow pace of development on Divisional and District Package which meant to improve the civic amenities and other services to the people residing in the Divisional and District Headquarters.

He specifically expressed his anger on delay in starting and implementing the development package of rural Balochistan and asked the all concerned on the top to remove all the bottleneck in the way in implementing the scheme.

The Chief Minister directed the Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development  and Secretary Finance to issue necessary guideline to the Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners for early implementing the schemes announced by the Government during the budget.

If they are facing the financial crunch or other difficulties, all such impediments should be removed, Nawab Zehri instructed two senior most officials of the Balochistan Administration.

The Chief Minister sought a report on the Division and District development package with a specific purpose to know the progress on the project.

The main purpose of the Division and District Development Package was to extend civic services and amenities to the people in the remote districts of Balochistan and the development work should not be monopoly of Quetta city only. A substantial allocation of fund was also made available to implement the District Development Project in all parts of Balochistan.

According to another report, the Chief Minister said that he would issue a formal notification making Sikandarabad (Surab) a district. He said that the proposed notification will be issued following the census.

The Chief Minister said that with the status of a district, Surab will be developed at a much faster phase extending facilities and providing job and business opportunities to the local people.

He received a representative delegation of the local people, most of them Municipal councillors of Anjera, including Chairman Haji Mula Bakhsh, Dr Abdul Wahid Mirani, Mir Ahmed Reki, Ghulam Rasool Umrani and other tribal elders and said that the required notification would be issued soon.

The delegates informed the Chief Minister about the pending problems, including construction of boys and girls colleges, a fire brigade, gas plant and separate power feeder for Surab. The Chief Minister assured the delegated that the problems would be solved soon for which necessary instructions would be issued to the concerned authorities.

Source: Daily Balochistan Express



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