QUETTA: Balochistan Minister for Finance Meer Zahoor Ahmed Buledi has lashed out at the opposition for its criticism of the provincial budget for 2020-21 and said that those questioning his performance as a minister should have fielded a candidate against him during the 2018 elections.

“Current government has increased the budget for provincial universities from Rs500 million to Rs1,700m, while new campuses for Law College and Engineering Univ­ersity have been approved,” Mr Buledi said in a tweet, adding that the federal government had appr­oved Rs1.5m for the next phase of Turbat University.

Responding to criticism by opposition parties against him and a minister from Panjgur, Mr Buledi said those questioning “my performance should have placed candidates in Turbat and Panjgur”.

Published in Dawn, July 3rd, 2020