QUETTA: The Baloch­istan Assembly adopted a resolution demanding the provincial government to establish a medical college in Kharan, the divisional headquarters of Bal­ochistan’s biggest Rak­­h­shan division, while four other resolutions on the assembly’s agenda for Friday could not be presented due to a lack of quorum.

The resolution was jointly moved by Minister for Finance, Mines, and Minerals Mir Shoaib Nosherwani, Sadiq Sanjrani, Zabit Reki, and Ghulam Distagir Badani during the assembly session, which was presided over by Speaker Abdul Khaliq Achakzai.

The resolution stated that the Rakhshan division, which comprises four districts including Kha­ran, Washuk, Chagai, and Noshki, lacks a medical college. Consequently, its students have to go to Quetta or other areas of the country to obtain medical education, while they do not have enough financial resources to cover expenses due to poverty.

Mr Nosherwani highlighted the challenges faced by the Rakhshan division, which has a population of over one million.

Due to poor educational facilities, female students lack opportunities to pursue further education.

Opposition leader Mir Younis Aziz Zehri supported the resolution and expressed hope that the medical college would be established during the government’s term.

Provincial Minister for Revenue Mir Asim Kurd, while endorsing the resolution, suggested a medical college should be established in Dera Murad Jamali. He demanded that a cadet college be established in the Kachhi district.

Minister for Agricu­lture Noor Muhammad Dummor, Deputy Speaker Ghazala Gola, and Engineer Zamrak Khan Piralizai also supported the resolution.

Mr Piralizai of ANP stated that new educational institutions should be established in the province, but there is a need to give proper attention to the educational institutions that already exist in the province.

Minister for Planning Mir Zahoor Buledi, stated that establishing new educational institutions would not reduce our resources, as resource generation was the respo­nsibility of the government.

Published in Dawn, May 18th, 2024

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