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Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso.—File Photo
Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso.—File Photo

SOHBATPUR: Caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso expressed the hope on Saturday that the elected federal and provincial governments would strive to resolve the social and economic issues confronting the people of Balochistan.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the upgradation of Sohbatpur to district, the prime minister said the resolution of problems would help the province play its role in national development.

Retired Justice Khoso said there were speculations regarding the elections when the caretaker government assumed charge, but it had concentrated on its sole mandate — holding of free and fair polls.

“I believe that only public representatives can bring about prosperity and ensure welfare of the nation.”

He thanked all parties for taking part in the elections and cooperating with the caretaker government.

The prime minister also thanked the civil and military institutions for their efforts to ensure peaceful elections.

“I also salute the people of Pakistan who have proved their liking for democracy by casting votes,” he said.

He said the government was cognisant of the people’s sufferings and was taking all possible measures to address them.

The country was facing numerous internal and external challenges which could only be tackled through coordinated efforts, he said.

The caretaker government had not set aside the public issues and had immediately released funds to improve the power supply, he said.

He said the federal government had banned air conditioners in its offices to conserve energy and expressed hope that the new government would take effective steps for a durable solution to the problem.

He said all health-related departments had been brought together to improve coordination among the federal and provincial governments.

Prime Minister Khoso said that by upgrading Sohbatpur to the district level would help the people of the area get their issues resolved without delay.

He said establishment of a university campus in the area would enrich the agricultural and business activity besides creating jobs.

Mr Khoso said the federal and provincial governments were working on a plan to mitigate the losses caused by floods and to avert their recurrence.–APP

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Hussain May 26, 2013 08:21am

Nothing will improve in Baluchistan and people corrupt like you had done nothing to correct it. Shame on you for conducting totally rigged election... you are one of a black sheep....

Khan May 26, 2013 10:34am

Khoso, what's your mandate after 11 may, as you said your work is only free and fair election (which you did not achieve).

Safdar May 26, 2013 06:08pm

Stop lecturing sir...what did you do in your regime? You got your son to come back from Canada and got him promoted within weeks/months. Apne sufaid baaloan aur buzurgee ka hee khayal karlete...

Riz - US May 26, 2013 08:21pm

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso will become Mir "CRORE" Khan Khoso once his tenure will be over.

Ashok R. Prabhu May 27, 2013 05:19am

Apart from solving the Social and Economic issues of Baluchistan.the new Nawaz Shariff Govt. will have to work double-time to tackle the Power shortage in the whole country.Banning the Air-conditioners or creating power outages for some hours each day are at best,short term measures but what is required is a master plan for many new power plants at strategic locations all over the Country.