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File Photo: Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo talking to reporters at the DPMA's office: Photo grabbed from a video provided by the author

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Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo on Sunday lashed out at the federal government and claimed that Islamabad has ignored the province in the national finance commission funds and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

In a policy statement issued by the press secretary to the CM, Mr. Bizenjo lamented that the province was not given its due share in the NFC award. He reitrated that Balochistan should be given its constitutional share in the NFC and the CPEC.

Federal government not taking Balochistan issues serious

The Chief Minister of Balochistan said that the federal government is not taking the problems of Balochistan seriously. There are 10 billion rupees announced by the prime minister for the rehabilitation of flood victims, even after a year, not even one rupee has been given to the province.

Apart from the promises that were made in the NFC meeting, according to the constitution, the new NFC has been issued and Balochistan is yet to get its constitutional share, he added.

PM Shehbaz is not paying any attention towards Balochistan: CM Bizenjo

It has been stalled for a long time and it is not being implemented, the CM noted. Chief Minister Balochistan also complained that Prime Minister Mian Shehbaz Sharif was asked many times but he is not paying any attention to the financial woes of the province.

CPEC is being talked about, but even though the positions included in CPEC have been tendered, funds have not been released for them. Even last year, the schemes proposed by the Balochistan government were not made part of the federal PSDP, the CM pointed out.

Mr. Bizenjo stated that his cabinet members haver repeatedly urged the federal government to release funds to address the financial issues of the province. But the federal government is not serious in addressing the financial woes of the province, he added.

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