QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday calling upon the federal government to implement the special package announced for the people of Chagai.

During the session held with acting Speaker Mir Quddus Bizenjo in the chair, the house condemned the Kasur child abuse scandal and demanded exemplary punishment for the culprits.

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Opposition member Husna Bano tabled the resolution about the Chagai package. She recalled that Nawaz Sharif, who was prime minister in 1998 also, following nuclear tests at Chagai on May 28 that year, had announced a special package for the people of the small town. However, the package remains to be implemented even after the passage of after 17 years, she said.

Rahila Durrani moved the second resolution, condemning the Kasur child abuse scandal and called for the appointment of a judicial commission and award of exemplary punishment to the perpetrators.

Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Abdur Rahim Ziaratwal, however, reminded Ms Durrani that Punjab government had already appointed the commission to investigate the incident.

After a debate, the Speaker converted the adjournment motion of Nasrullah Zeray into a resolution, asking the federal government to rehabilitate those evicted from a katchi abadi in Islamabad recently and pay compensation to people whose houses had been demolished.

The chair admitted the adjournment motion presented by Husna Bano about the imposition of withholding tax for general debate. Deliberations on the resolution would be held on Saturday.

Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2015

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