Balochistan share in NFC: Speakers call for judicious distribution of resources

Balochistan share in NFC: Speakers call for judicious distribution of resources

Staff Reporter :

Political leaders, economists, and members of civil society have called for the judicious distribution of resources under the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award.

They spoke at length about budget, resources, distribution, and human development index at a seminar. Economic Thinking Forum had organized the seminar regarding the budget in collaboration with the Balochistan finance department and Governance and Policy Project (GPP) in Quetta.

“Masses have to be taken on board while framing economic policies”, Dr. Malik Baloch, the former chief minister Balochistan said. The speakers demanded dialogue between the policymakers and common people to frame people-friendly policies.

Area, resources and backwardness of Balochistan matter

“Balochistan should be given due share in NFC as per its area, resources and backwardness”, Dr. Baloch said. The speakers demanded of the federal government to launch massive development activities in Balochistan to bring it at par with other parts of the country.

“Grievances of the masses living in bordering areas of Balochistan should be addressed”, Sanaullah Baloch, the central leader of Balochistan National Party (Mengal) said.

The speakers called for imparting skills to the youth of Balochistan so that they could play their key role in the development of the country. They called for the judicious distribution of funds among all 34 districts of Balochistan.

Balochistan needs fair treatmentĀ 

“No special areas, rather equal focus to whole Balochistan”, Sanaullah Baloch said.

The speaker mentioned that masses of Gwadar should not be kept deprived of their rights like the masses of Dera Bugti. “Rulers should address the grievances of masses of Gwadar”, Maulana Abdul Haq Hashmi of the Jamaat e Islami (JI) said.

They urged the government to initiate a process of dialogue with people belonging to all walks of life before finalizing the budget for the financial year 2021-22.

Dr. Amjad Saqib of Akhuwat Foundation, Abdul Mateen Akhudzada, Farooq Khan, the Additional Secretary, professor Dr. Nadeem Malik, Dr. Laal Khan Kakar, the patron in chief Baz Muhammad Kakar Shaheed Foundation, Fareed Bugti, and others also spoke on the occasion.

Balochistan share in NFC: Speakers call for judicious distribution of resources

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