Reconciliation in Balochistan

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Promises

1. We will reach out to the Baloch leadership and the disgruntled Baloch groups, especially the youth by ensuring them political and economic empowerment.

2. We will develop and implement a plan to include the local population in CPEC and development of Gwadar.

Progress

2 November 2018

The bills for University of Gwadar and Government Employees Benevolent Fund (GEBF) were approved in Balochistan Assembly. Both bills were approved but reservations were shown by the opposition (Pakistan Today, 3 November 2018).

19 January 2019

The Voice of Baloch Missing Persons had given Balochistan government two months to recover 110 missing people. After the assurance of Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani and Home Minister Zia Ahmed Langove to the leaders of the Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), around a dozen people missing for many years reached home in different areas of Balochistan.

2 February 2018

The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution regarding establishment of more community schools in the province and regularisation of the services of teachers as well as the employees of the Balochistan Development Authority (BDA).

8 February 2019

The federal government agreed to restore all Balochistan projects that had been dropped from the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). It further decided to include some additional projects for the province. The decision was formally taken at a two-day joint meeting of senior officials of the planning commission of Pakistan and provincial financial and planning managers.

10 February 2019

Balochistan Chief Minister Kamal said the provincial government has released funds for educational development while chairing a meeting on the performance of the Education Department. He ordered the revival of educational activities in all non-functional schools and said new appointments must be started to reopen schools closed due to lack of teachers.

13 February 2019

The online tax collection system was launched in Balochistan. Balochistan Chief Minister Kamal Khan said that financial resources of the province will be enhanced from the current Rs15 billion to Rs40bn per annum in the next few years through good governance and making tax collecting machinery more effective.

16 February 2019

Chief Minister Jam Kamal said that the provincial government is making earnest efforts to ensure education, health, and clean drinking water facilities in the province.

7 March 2019

Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan approved the Finance Department’s Public Financial Management Reforms Unit, emphasising the government has been focusing on adequate utilisation of provincial resources. The unit has responsibilities to pave way for reforms in tax unit policy and reforms, debt management investment and risk assessment, budget, audit, pension automation and information technology sectors. Mr. Kamal said that the government is also planning to establish a tourism authority and organize tourism conferences to aid the ailing economy of the province.

28 March 2019

PM Imran Khan urged inclusive development for Balochistan on his visit to Quetta. he performed the groundbreaking for the new Balochistan Health Complex. He said that government is also keen to build a cancer hospital in Balochistan.