Opposition to block all highways in Balochistan on June 17

Combined opposition staged a sit-in outside Balochistan Assembly

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Opposition to block all highways in Balochistan on June 17

Syed Ali Shah : 

Opposition parties have announced to block all highways in Balochistan against what it claims ignoring their constituencies in the budget for the financial year 2021-2022. Legislators from Jamiat ul Ulema e Islam (F), Balochistan National Party (Mengal), Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) staged a sit-in outside Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday.

“Government has ignored half of Balochistan in the budget”, Malik Sikandar advocate, the opposition leader in the provincial assembly asserted. The opposition lawmakers and workers from component parties strongly criticized the provincial government for what they claim its discriminatory approach towards opposition constituencies.

“This incompetent government has lapsed billions of rupees”, Sanaullah Baloch

“This incompetent government has lapsed billions of rupees”, Sanaullah Baloch, the BNP (M) leader lamented. He termed the provincial budget as construction-centric. “This is disastrous”, he stated.

The opposition political parties have announced to intensify their protest against the provincial government. “Opposition would block all national highways on June 17”, Nasrullah Zarai of the PKMAP announced from the stage.

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Funds issued to non-elected people: Laments opposition 

The opposition lawmakers claimed that the provincial government has issued development funds to non-elected people. The opposition referred to Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leaders announcing development packages.

“Social indicators paint a bleak picture across Balochistan”

“Social indicators paint a bleak picture across Balochistan”, Sanaullah Baloch stated. He said the government has failed to address the grievances of the masses of the province.

The Balochistan government has decided to table the provincial budget within the next few days. The government claims to have included development projects across the province on the basis of merit. However, the opposition political parties have rejected the government’s assertion in this regard. The government has also held a series of consultations with various stakeholders with regard to the fast-approaching provincial budget.

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