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Balochistan committee briefs cabinet


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Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. — File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The special ministerial committee on Balochistan headed by Defence Minister Syed Naveed Qamar submitted its preliminary report to the federal cabinet when it met here on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

The cabinet was meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. 

The Balochistan committee, comprising Law Minister Farooq H. Naek, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Jamali and Minister for Postal Services Sardar Omar Gorgej, had been working on ‘fast track basis’ which was evident from the fact that since its formation on July 25, it had held some 10 meetings in Islamabad, Karachi and Quetta.

The committee had also held meetings with Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani in Islamabad and Governor Zulfiqar Magsi in Karachi.

Moreover, during today's cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Ashraf said that the government should begin preparing for the upcoming general elections, adding that, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) believed in the holding of free, fair and transparent elections.

The prime minister moreover said that resolving the energy crisis in the country was the government's number one priority and that it would be worked out through employing all means and resources available to the government.

The cabinet also approved the recommendations made by the special ministerial committee on the energy crisis to take steps in order to alleviate the power crisis.

Moreover, the expressed its concern over media reports pertaining to the issues of the Hindu religious community in Pakistan.

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ARIF MUQRI Aug 15, 2012 12:55pm
Dear Cyrus Resources are available and corruption is also there and Election is near. KAR KARDAGI TO DEKHANI HAY NA
V. C. Bhutani Aug 15, 2012 12:24pm
It is encouraging to know that the cabinet committee is working seriously and urgently to address the Baluchistan problem. It is possible that if proper attention is given to the causes that give rise to unrest in the province, the problem may be tackled with appropriate remedies and measures. The most important measures may be economic development, organizing education for children on a wide scale, and generating employment opportunities. If this is done, 90% of the problem will have been resolved. Military measures against civilians are not a proper response to civil unrest. V. C. Bhutani, Delhi, India, 15 Aug 2012, 1753 IST
Arc Aug 15, 2012 12:45pm
I can't be sure of anything they are saying.....their words carry no value and substance
Cyrus Howell Aug 15, 2012 08:04am
"The prime minister moreover said that resolving the energy crisis in the country was the government’s number one priority and that it would be worked out through employing "all means and resources" available to the government." Will all means and resources available be enough?
Salma Aug 15, 2012 04:30pm
Dawn - give us a break - where is the news I mean the report of the committee?