Opposition parties leaders addressing a joint press conference at Balochistan Assembly building: Photo Ashraf Khan

Staff Reporter:

Opposition political parties in Balochistan here on Saturday lashed out at the provincial government for what they claim its failure to address the issues faced by masses and tackle increasing cases of coronavirus and locust invasions in the province.

Opposition leaders including Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal of Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), former chief minister, Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani, Maulvi Sarwar of Jamiat ul Ulema e Islam (F), Malik Wali Kakar of Balochistan National Party (Mengal), Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mondokhail and Syed Iqbal Shah of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) criticized government policies at a joint press conference.

“Balochistan is under the grip of coronavirus”, Mr. Ziaratwal said and asserted that the provincial government was unable to contain the virus. The opposition parties also criticized the federal government.

“The country will face a further crisis if the NFC award and 18th amendment were not implemented”, Nawab Aslam Raisani warned.

The opposition parties urged upon the government to take practical and effective measures to tackle the locusts’ attacks in various parts of Balochistan. “Locusts attacks have put the agriculture sector at the brink of destruction”, Mr Raisani said.

Malik Wali Kakar, however, warned the government that a protest movement would be launched if the issues faced by masses were not addressed.

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