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QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo on Saturday said he may not participate in the upcoming general elections and vowed to complete his tenure. The CM addressed a crowded press conference at the CM Secretariat and spoke at length about his priorities and problems. “Neither I will finish the government nor step down as CM”, Mr. Bizenjo said. “I am not a weak chief minister”, he said.

BPSC to recruit employees from grade-5

The spokesperson government of Balochistan, Farah Azeem Shah, and CM’s Coordinators Babar Yousafzai, and Syed Amruddin Agha were also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister announced to empower the Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC) for the recruitment of employees from grade-5 across the province. “This is a difficult decision and the MPAs would be annoyed over this”, he said.

Teachers to be appointed on a contract basis

Mr. Bizenjo stated that officers with the best performance would be posted at the BPSC to ensure transparency and merit in the recruitment process. He said that the number of members of the BPSC would be increased so that the process could be improved. “Youth would be appointed on a contract basis to overcome the shortage of teachers in Balochistan”, the CM mentioned. He announced that teachers and professors from other provinces would be recruited if there was a lack of faculty members in Balochistan.

Balochistan to get Rs. 300 billion from Reko Diq: CM Bizenjo

About the Reko Diq gold and copper project, the CM informed that Balochistan would get Rs.300 billion at per annum from the project. He said the company would invest 8 billion dollars in the Reko Diq and thousands of youth from Balochistan would be given jobs. He said that the federal government would also invest Rs.600 billion in the Reko Diq project and this would be a major investment in Balochistan.

About the elections, he said the election commission of Pakistan was said to spend only Rs.1.5 million during the campaign. He stated that the ground realities negate this and one election needs from Rs.10 crore to 20 crores. He said the monthly expenditures of an MNA and MPA were in millions of rupees.

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