Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti chairing the fist meeting of the provincial cabinet: Photo provided by DGPR

Staff Reporter: 

QUETTA: The swearing-in ceremony of 14 newly appointed members of the provincial cabinet took place on Friday. Governor Balochistan Malik Abdul Wali Kakar administered the oath to the ministers, stressing their dedication to serving the people of the province.

The newly appointed ministers include Mir Zahoor Buledi, Mir Sadiq Umrani, Sardar Sarfaraz Chakar Domki, Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, Bakht Muhammad Kakar, Nawabzada Tariq Magsi, Ali Madad Jattak, Saleem Khoso, Rahila Durrani, Ziaullah Langove, Mir Shoaib Nowsherwani, Mir Asim Kurd Gailo, and Faisal Jamali.

Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, the inaugural meeting of the provincial cabinet was held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. A moment of solemnity prevailed as prayers and Fatiha were offered for those who lost their lives in various tragic incidents, including natural disasters and acts of terrorism.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Bugti underscored the crucial role of the cabinet in steering Balochistan towards progress and prosperity. He emphasized the significance of unity and collaboration among cabinet members to tackle the challenges confronting the province.

“We bear a collective responsibility to uplift the common man and enhance governance across Balochistan,” Bugti asserted. “Our administration will exemplify good governance through unwavering dedication and adherence to merit.”

Bugti highlighted the urgent need for reform, outlining a comprehensive plan comprising approximately sixty initiatives aimed at improving governance. He urged ministers to actively engage with their respective departments, ensuring efficient service delivery and accountability.

“To assess progress, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will be established to evaluate departmental performance,” Bugti announced. “Corruption will not be tolerated, and stringent measures will be implemented to uphold integrity and transparency.”

Bugti stressed the importance of implementing an effective accountability framework, extending from the cabinet to grassroots levels. He called for unified support in the ongoing battle against terrorism, reiterating the government’s commitment to safeguarding Balochistan and Pakistan.

Ministers and advisors expressed confidence in Chief Minister Bugti’s leadership and vision for Balochistan’s development, demonstrating solidarity. They pledged unwavering support to achieve the shared goal of progress and stability in the province.

As Balochistan embarks on a new chapter under the dedicated leadership of its cabinet, optimism abounds for a future characterized by prosperity, good governance, and inclusive growth.

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