File Photo: Balochistan Minister, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran and Bushra Rind addressing a press conference: Photo Quetta Voice

Syed Ali Shah:

Balochistan government has decided to launch recruitment process on around 30,000 vacancies lying vacant in various departments within next two months. This was revealed by Balochistan Minister, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran while briefing the media after the provincial cabinet’s meeting on Tuesday.

The cabinet made important decisions regarding Balochistan and thoroughly discussed issues faced by the province. The cabinet also reinstated 361 sacked employees of the Communication and Works Department and approved compensation for the earthquake-affected people of Harnai district.

“CM Balochistan has directed for early recruitment on all vacant posts”, Sardar Khetran told reporters. Parliamentary secretary on information, Bushra Rind was also present on the occasion.

Departments directed to ensure transparency and merit

The Minister stated that all departments are directed to ensure transparency and merit in terms of the appointment of government employees. He mentioned that the employees would be recruited through departmental committees from grade-1 to grade-15.

About the health card, Sardar Khetran termed it a revolution in the health sector and said that across the board people of Balochistan would be provided free medical treatment. “This is a major initiative of the government”, the Minister added.

He elaborated that each family would get a card with a balance of Rs. 1 million to get free treatment in well-reputed hospitals of the country. “Every NIC holder of Balochistan would get this facility”, he mentioned.

Cardiology institute to be made functional soon

He informed that the cardiology institute would be made functional within the next few today’s to facilitate the patients. The government has already announced recruitment on vacancies in the institute. After the establishment of the cardiology institute, the burden on civil and Bolan Medical Complex Hospital would be reduced, the Minister stated.

When asked about the Young Doctors Association (YDA) strike, the Minister urged the protesting doctors to end the strike and serve the ailing humanity. “We are ready to address the grievances of the doctors”, he said.

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