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Balochistan Assembly’s Ex-Deputy Speaker nominated as new CM!

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QUETTA: Days after Nawab Sanaullah Zehri had resigned in the wake of no-trust move, name of the former deputy speaker Mir Abdul Qudus Bizenjo has been put forward as CM by PML-N dissidents and PML-Q legislators.

It is pertinent to recall here that in order to save face PML-N-led coalition government’s CM resigned before tabling of a no-confidence motion.

Announcing the choice after a huddle at his house here today former senator Saeed Ahmed Hashmi said:”With the support of like-minded legislators, Bizenjo will be easily elected as the new chief minister”.

While confirming his candidacy Bizenjo, who is all set to be elected unopposed tomorrow (Saturday 12th of January), said that he would endeavor to resolve issues in the province by keeping everyone together.

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Federal govt to construct cancer hospital in Balochistan: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said that the federal government with the cooperation of Pakistan Army would construct a cancer hospital in Balochistan.
Talking to students of various educational institutions of Balochistan, who called on him here at the Prime Minister Office, he said, the provincial government would provide land to the federal government for the hospital and in this regard, a team of the federal government would visit the province very soon.
The Prime Minister said he had talked to Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the cancer hospital would be built with the cooperation of the army.
To various queries of the students, the Prime Minister said Balochistan was a spread out area and it was very difficult to handle it from a centralized system, adding that an effective local government system would be introduced in the province as it was the best option for resolution of various problems at the grass-root level.
The federal government, he said was going to start one of the biggest job provision programmes in the history of Pakistan by constructing five million houses in the entire country.
He said water was one of the biggest problems of Quetta and added that the federal government was also working on various water projects in the province.
He said the federal government would upgrade Mangi dam to meet water supply requirement of Quetta city and adjoining areas.
The Prime Minister said the dam would not only provide clean drinking water but also raise the water table in the area.
During the tenure of PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Prime Minister said, 70 sports grounds were constructed there.
He said the federal government was planning to locate places for sports grounds because it was right of the youth. The Prime Minister said Balochistan was rich of mineral resources and only four minerals in the province were considered to be worth of $460 billion.
Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the students to fully concentrate on studies, broaden their thinking and avoid selfishness.
He said why the Pakistani nation loved their Quaid because the founder of the nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah never struggled for his self but his entire efforts were for Muslims of the Sub-Continent.  He said Quaid-i-Azam was a great human being.

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CPEC is mega project for entire region: Yasinzai

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QUETTA: Governor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Wednesday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a huge project to develop the overall economic growth of the entire region.
He was talking to German Consul General, Eugen Wolfarth, who called on him at Governor House. He said the CPEC project’s completion would make Pakistan’s center of economic, added that youth are equipped with modern professional skills in view of CPEC plan.
He said we would be able to cope with the challenge of the world through professional skills. Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said Pakistan and Germany have good relation and both countries would be strengthened from mutual cooperation.
He said Balochistan was rich in natural resources and minerals. “There were vast opportunities for investments in the country including Balochistan”, he said and added that the security situation was better in the province and investors would be given full protection in order to come here for investment.
Governor said projects provided by Germany and the European Union for Balochistan including education, health, and agriculture sectors.
He said International organizations would cooperate with the provincial government for controlling underground water level, which was depleting at a fast pace in the area, added that they would provide skills to the new generation for adopting an advanced method for restoring underground water level in Balochistan.

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Over 10,000 girls studying at SBKWU 

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QUETTA: National Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Wednesday said studying of some 10,000 girls in Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University (SBKWU) was a guarantee for the bright future of Balochistan.
The girls students should not obtain education for mere getting employment rather they should spend their energy in the field of research so that they could perform an important role in the development of the province and the country, he added.
He was speaking to girl students during his visit to Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University here. SBKWU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Rukhsana Jabeen, faculty members and government officials were also present on the occasion.
Qasim Suri said the female students were talented, who, if provided an opportunity of quality education, could work for the country’s development.
He said the role of women could not be ignored in Balochistan’s development. An educated woman could make her whole family educated thus paving the way for them to perform their role in the country’s progress, he added.
Suri said education was the topmost priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s government in its endeavor to make Pakistan a great country. The federal government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan would establish more quality educational institutions in Balochistan for female students, he added.
He said Imran Khan had already constructed Shaukat Khanam Hospitals in Lahore, Peshawar, and Karachi and another would be built in Quetta soon. The prime minister had made the announcement in that regard during his recent visit to the provincial capital. he added.
Later, the NA deputy speaker took a round of various departments, including the security control room and library. Vice Chancellor Rukhsana Jabeen presented a shield to him on the occasion.
Earlier, Qasim Khan Suri chaired a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office to discuss various issues related to the city, including education, health, and water.
Speaking on the occasion, he said the federal government would fully support the provincial government for provision of clean drinking water, standard education, and health facilities to the people.
He said the past regimes had ignored the people of Balochistan and kept them deprived of basic facilities like clean drinking water, for which they were left at the mercy of tanker mafia. However, the present federal and provincial governments were taking practical steps to address all the problems being faced by the public, he added.
He directed the district administration officials to visit their respective areas and resolve the longstanding problems of the people.

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