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No plan announced to redress Balochistan’s grievances: Sirajul Haq

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq on Sunday said that the present government has not announced a single plan to redress Balochistan’s grievances, ARY News reported.

While talking to journalists, Sirajul Haq said that Balochistan is suffering from prolonged load-shedding, despite the fact that the province provides gas to the whole country.

The JI leader lamented that no long-term project was announced by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for the province..

Sirajul Haq went on to say that plunderers of national wealth are enjoying in the tenure of present government.

He also accused the government of adopting anti-poor policies.

Just last month, a lawmaker of Pashtoonkhawa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), Nasrullah Zeray had  tabled a resolution in the provincial assembly which read that Balochistan is experiencing drought from prolong times owing to this water levels is becoming alarm situation in the province.

It said 75 percent population is dependable on agricultural and agriculture of province is at the verge of damaging position, therefore the provincial government should take necessary steps to establish big dams and small dams after consultation of legislators and experts engineers.

“The provincial government in consultation with federal government will ensure construction of new dams in respective areas of Balochistan”, he had added.

JUI-F, MPA Skindar Khan Advocate placed another resolution which read that the federal government had increased price of electricity on per units which is heavy burden on the people of Balochistan because most of citizens are labourers. It said majority of youth are jobless in Balochistan and increasing of electricity unit create poverty in province which would increase deprivation among citizens.

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