Even a single penny from PM’s Rs10bn grant for flood-hit Balochistan not yet received: CM

1685903191 Even a single penny from PMs Rs10bn grant for flood hit
Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo. — Radio Pakistan/File
Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo. — Radio Pakistan/File  

In a startling revelation, Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo on Sunday claimed that not a single penny out of the Rs10 billion grant introduced by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for the rehabilitation of flood victims was given to his province.

The premier introduced a grant of Rs10 billion for Balochistan flood victims in August final yr. The devastating floods triggered by unprecedented monsoon rains wreaked havoc within the province claiming round 1,000 lives and damaging properties price billions.

He expressed extreme issues over the non-fulfilment of guarantees and the cold-shoulder perspective of the federal authorities in direction of the issues of the province the place a way of deprivation already prevails.

“Regardless of a number of requests, the prime minister isn’t giving time for a gathering,” the chief minister stated.

He added that this perspective of the Centre wouldn’t be tolerated. The provincial chief government accused the Centre of halting the discharge of dues of the provinces underneath the Nationwide Finance Fee (NFC) Award for a very long time.

“We’re allies of the federal government within the federation however the guarantees made to us aren’t being fulfilled,” he complained.

On this scenario, the Balochistan authorities was unable to current a “balanced finances” for the fiscal yr 2023-24, he added.

Bizenjo additionally warned that Balochistan would boycott the upcoming assembly of the Nationwide Financial Council (NEC) because the federal authorities was not honest in fulfilling its guarantees.

Additional improve in Balochistan’s backwardness was not within the curiosity of the nation, he added