QUETTA - Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi has said that governor’s rule is temporary and elected representatives of the people would have to resolve the issues.
Talking to a delegation of the all parties and tribal action committee of tehsil Harmzai on Monday in Quetta, the governor said: “I hope people will not repeat mistakes and will use their vote wisely.” He asked the members of the delegation to create awareness among the people to choose honest, capable and dedicated people who could solve their problems.
The delegation informed the governor about the issues of Hermzai, saying that former government had completely neglected it.
They hoped that issues would be addressed timely during governor’s rule.
Balochistan PA session tomorrow: Balochistan Assembly Speaker Syed Matiullah Agha has summoned the session of the assembly on Wednesday (tomorrow).
According to an official handout, the speaker called the Balochistan Assembly’s session, under Article 54 (3) read with Article 127 of the Constitution, on February 13 (tomorrow) at the assembly hall on Zarghoon Road.
Education awareness campaign begins in Balochistan: The Pakhtunkhwa Student Organization (PSO) has started a one month campaign to aware the people about the importance of education in Pashto speaking areas of Balochistan.
Addressing a press conference at the Quetta Press Club on Monday, PSO Balochistan Secretary Kabeer Afghan said that the campaign would continue until March 10. “Objective of the campaign is to create awareness among the people to send their children to school and persuade teachers to ensure their presence in schools.
Citing the United Nations notification, he said that free education is the right of every child and it is government’s responsibility to ensure free education for children.
According to Article 25-A of the Constitution, providing free education to children until matriculation is responsibility of the state but unfortunately hundreds of schools are not operational in Pashto speaking area of the province, Afghan said. He told reporters that 61 schools in Zhob, 118 in Loralai, 26 in Harnai, 28 in Pishin, 66 in Sherani and 28 in Qila Saifullah districts were closed. “Funds allocated for education in the provincial budget are insufficient and education is being neglected.”
He said that mismanagement, corruption and favouritism were being done in the Education Department. He alleged that corruption was committed by the Quetta Board of Intermediate Education and the Balochistan University.
Iran closes Taftan border: Iran closed Taftan border on Monday for two days due to ‘Iran Revolution’ festival. Following the closure of the zero point, all informal trade between both countries was stopped. Thousands of families in Balochistan are directly or indirectly linked with informal business at Taftan zero pointn.
130 officers of Education Dept transferred: The Education Department of Balochistan has issued transfer notification of 130 officers. Before the advent of general election, the government of Balochistan has issued transfer orders of officers ranging from scale 17 to 19.
The EDOs of Jaffarabad, Barkhan, Panjgoor Kech Kharan and Khuzdar have also been reshuffled. The EDOs of Killa Abdullah, Killa Saif Ullah, Gawadar and Keechi have also been transferred. Notification in this regard has been issued.