QUETTA: The Balochistan cabinet on Wednesday approved of the first Balochistan Health Policy. It also gave green light to the Balochistan Drugs Rules 2018 which would be sent to the Balochistan Assembly for approval.

The outgoing provincial cabinet’s last meeting was presided over by Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, where the cabinet also approved of an amendment made to the Balochistan Civil Servant Act 1974.

During the meeting, the cabinet decided to enhance per tonnage fee on ships being brought for scraping in the ship-breaking yard and approved of an amendment in the Ship Breaking Rules 1979 under which the fee per ton on the ships will be Rs 800 instead Rs 50. In view of the provincial government’s vow to increase its provincial resources, the cabinet also approved the Balochistan Revenue Authority Amendment Bill 2018.

The meeting expressed its satisfaction over the performance of the cabinet formed for short-term under the leadership of Mr Bizenjo and observed that it had played an important role in disposing of provincial affairs in a limited period and resolved many pending issues. While addressing the last cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Bizenjo said that a cabinet was aimed to resolve problems of the province and speed up the pace of development in the province.

Published in Dawn, May 31st, 2018