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Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddoos Bizenjo said that quality registered seeds worth Rs. 2.2 billion were freely provided to the farmers who were affected by the floods. Restoration of the agriculture sector in the flood-affected districts is the first priority of the Balochistan government, Mr. Bizenjo added.

Chief Minister expressed these views during meetings with farmers and officials at the Chief Minister’s Camp Office Hana. Leader of the opposition in the Balochistan Assembly, Malik Sikander Khan advocate, provincial ministers, and members of the assembly were also present on this occasion.

Encroachment main reason behind recent damages: CM Balochistan

Regarding the problems faced by farmers, the Chief Minister said that we ourselves are responsible for the disaster caused by the flood. When the rules of nature are ignored, there is a possibility of damage, he noted while referring to massive encroachments in the province. In this regard, action will be taken against those responsible for negligence and encroachment across Balochistan, Mr. Bizenjo stated.

The Chief Minister said that a special campaign is underway to end encroachments and land mafia and the elements involved will be brought to justice.

The Chief Minister expressed his concern over the non-availability of gas and electricity in Quetta and its surroundings. Mr. Bizenjo said that he will register a strong protest with the federal government regarding the performance of the federal institutions responsible for the supply of electricity and gas.

PM to be approached to waive off power dues

The Chief Minister said that a request will be made to the Prime Minister to waive off one year’s electricity dues of farmers in the flood-affected districts. The delegation thanked the Chief Minister for the steps taken by the provincial government to restore agriculture and solve the problems of the landlords.

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