Balochistan minister Bhotani resigns following differences with CM
Bhotani handing over his resignation to Balochistan governor.
Following differences with Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Jam Kamal, senior Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader and Provincial Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Sardar Muhammad Saleh Bhotani on Friday handed his resignation to the Balochistan governor, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Later, addressing a press conference in Quetta, Bhotani said that as soon as the present Balochistan government took office in 2018, it rejected the budget presented by its predecessor and presented the budget of its own. “But no money was allocated for development projects in the province in the budget,” he complained.
He further said that the provincial government kept experimenting in the first year. “But the clock kept ticking, and still there was no progress in terms of launching new projects in the province,” he grumbled.
He disclosed that not only in his own constituency but the development schemes even in CM Kamal’s constituency were awaiting completion. “So much so that Balochistan which was already very backward became more backward under the present government,” he claimed.
Senior BAP leader said it was every government’s primary duty to fulfill the basic needs of its people and announce new projects. “But sadly, when the present Balochistan government has not even fulfilled the basic needs of people, how could one expect it to initiate new projects or complete the old ones?” he queried.
Addressing the media men, Bhootani said you were well aware what the situation was in the province in health, education and other sectors. “Sports facilities could only be provided once the government is done with the task of providing clean drinking water to its people besides health and educational facilities. “There are no jobs for the youth in the province. And whatever we hear of vacancies are all in the ads published in newspapers,” he regretted.
BAP leader said he had been made bound to work as a minister. “But when I failed to deliver, they started blaming me,” he said, and questioned, “What is my fault if I have not met their expectations?”
Reporter Rizwan Saeed