Islamabad - As the federal government is making strides to turn Balocihstan province as cradle of peace and development, two important developments took place in this respect on Wednesday.
One of the developments relates to appointment of new governor in Balochistan while the other relates to appointment of Chief Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) and MNA Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti as prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Reconciliation and Harmony in Balochistan .
According to details, President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday appointed Syed Zahoor Agha as the new Governor Balochistan. This development comes after incumbent provincial governor Justice (retd) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai submitted his resignation which the President has accepted.
Likewise, Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Chief Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) and MNA Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti as Special Assistant on Reconciliation and Harmony in Balochistan, said cabinet division notification issued to this effect on Wednesday.
Shahzain appointed Special Assistant on Reconciliation
The development follows Prime Minister’s announcement in Gwadar on Monday to engage the estranged Baloch elements to address their concerns. Prime Minister stated he is considering “talking to estranged Baloch” in Balochistan, saying that the government would never have had to worry about these elements in the province if attention had been paid to its development.
The Prime Minister had said he had always thought that when the PTI came to power, the government would pay attention to Balochistan because when the province progressed and there was peace, Balochistan’s people would “understand that Pakistan is also theirs and say ‘we should also fight for it.
He said that if development work had been carried out in the province, “we would never have had to worry about the situation. “It may be that they had grievances in the old times and may have been used by other countries. India may have used them to spread chaos but the situation now is not the same,” Imran Khan had asserted.
Prime Minister also highlighted the historic development package the Federal government had announced Balochistan in the the national budget.