No plan to make Southern Balochistan a province: Liaquat Shahwani

Present government spending billions of rupees to develop Southern Balochistan

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No plan to make Southern Balochistan a province: Liaquat Shahwani

Staff Reporter :

Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani has dispelled the impression by what he called a nationalist party about making Southern Balochistan a separate province. “Government has no plan to make Southern Balochistan a province”, Mr. Shahwani told a news conference in Quetta on Thursday.

He informed the government was spending Rs. 600 billion to develop Southern Balochistan and bring it at par with other developed parts of the country. “Making a new province is not an easy job”, he noted.

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Answering a question regarding the third wave of COVID19, he said the government may consider the closure of schools if cases continue to rise in educational institutions. He however urged the people to adopt social distancing and take all precautionary measures to battle the deadly virus.

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Regarding ‘sasta bazaar’, he assured that the government would make all-out efforts to make it functional within the next couple of days. “We want to support people during the sacred month of Ramazan ul Mubarak”, he said.

No plan to make Southern Balochistan a province: Liaquat Shahwani

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