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

Syed Ali Shah: 

QUETTA: Balochistan Minister of Communication and Works (C&W) Department, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran on Monday said 191 sub-engineers in the department would be appointed. “I have approved the summary for the appointment of sub-engineers”, Sardar Khetran informed the Balochistan Assembly session.

Within the next couple of days, the posts would be advertised in local newspapers, the minister mentioned. He said he has directed the C&W department to make sure appointments are on the basis of merit. “If any irregularity or violation was reported”, I would step down and present myself for accountability.

Arif Muhammad Hassani levels serious allegations against chairman senate Sadiq Sanjrani

Lawmakers from the opposition and treasury benches spoke at length about the issues relating to the province. In response to serious allegations leveled by former provincial minister Mir Arif Jan Muhammad Hassani against the chairman of the senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Sardar Khetran suggested the former minister avoid leveling blame.

Arif Muhammad Hassani claimed that the brother of the chairman senate was involved in smuggling in Dalbandin and other bordering areas with Iran. He said the Customs department has also submitted a report in this regard.

Mr. Hassani demanded action against the chairman senate Mir Sadiq Sanjrani.

Shaheena Kakar demands new district for Muslim Bagh

Speaking on point of order, Shaheena Kakar, a female lawmaker from the Awami National Party (ANP) asked the speaker to pass a ruling about the formation of a new district in Muslim Bagh. She said Muslim Bagh was one of the oldest tehsils in the country and the commissioner and deputy commissioner had already endorsed the establishment of a new district.

Nasrullah Zarai of the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) also endorsed the establishment of the new district. He said it was the constitutional right of the people of the area to get a new district in the area.

Saleem Khosa, a former provincial minister diverted the attention of the house toward the plight of the flood-affected people of Sohbat Pur. He said still the entire district was still inundated and people were facing a lot of problems.

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