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Govt Stopped Work on 15 unapproved housing schemes of  Industrial City of Hub – CM Balochistan Jam Kamal

Govt Stopped Work on 15 unapproved housing schemes of  Industrial City of Hub – CM Balochistan Jam Kamal

 (News Report published in daily Dawn on Sunday, September 16, 2018)
QUETTA: The Balochistan government has stopped work on 15 unapproved housing schemes in the industrial towns of Hub and Winder with immediate effect and decided to link issuance of no-objection certificate for the schemes to strict implementation of laws.

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan disclosed this while speaking at a gathering of tribal and political elders and government officers in Hub on Saturday. Former provincial minister Prince Ahmed Ali Ahmedzai was also present on the occasion.Mr Kamal said that work had been under way on 15 unauthorised housing schemes, including eight in Winder and seven in Hub. `Work has been stopped on all unauthorised housing schemes,` he said, adding that no unauthorised housing scheme would be allowed in Lasbela and other districts of Balochistan in future. `Illegal housing schemes would be banned in Hub and other areas,` he announced.

While referring to development schemes, he said that the Balochistan High Court had cut off 1,600 unapproved development schemes of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

`These schemes were notapproved by the provincial government and the departments concerned,` the chief minister informed the gathering. He said that in the past there was discrimination in allocation of funds for the development schemes, as for some projects Rs5 billion was released while for others Rs200 million was allocated. `This disparity affected development of the province and funds were just spent on individual nature schemes,` Mr Kamal said.

He said that such policies would not continue in the province anymore and the government would give all attention to implementing merit and making the institutions stronger. `Therewill be no political interference in the development projects in future and all development work would be done on merit,` he said, adding that in the past funds were wasted, causing unancial crisis in the province.

The chief minister said that in the future, development work would be visible on ground and the government would monitor the quality of work.

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