New Divisions to be Established in Balochistan
QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday to establish a new division comprising the districts of Nushki, Chagai, Kharan and Washuk which are presently parts of Quetta and Kalat divisions.
Mir Ghulam Dastigar Badini tabled the joint resolution on behalf of Mir Mujibur Rehman Mohammadhasni, Mir Amanullah Notezai and Mir Karim Nausherwani. It said that the four districts were located at a long distance from Quetta and Kalat where people of the districts had to go to visit government offices in connection with different tasks.
The resolution called for the establishment of a new division with the name of Rakhshan so that people of the districts did not have to travel to Quetta and Kalat to get their problem solved.
Balochistan Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Abdur Rahim Ziaratwal suggested that the proposal should be discussed by the provincial cabinet because creation of a new division entailed financial obligations.
Adviser to the Chief Minister on Finance Mir Khalid Lango, Revenue Minister Jaffar Khan Mandokhel and opposition members Sardar Abdur Rehman Khetran and Husna Bano supported the resolution which was adopted by the house after an amendment was incorporated into it.
Speaking on a point of order, Nasrullah Zeray said that a body was found in the Western Bypass area of Quetta on Aug 13 and police were informed about it by a councillor. But they did not take it into custody till Aug 15 and by then the body was mauled by the animals.
The area people, led by the councillor, staged a demonstration against the police which arrested the councillor and tortured him, he said.
Mr Ziaratwal conformed the incident said that he had informed the home minister and the IG about the attitude of police.
Minister for Planning and Development Dr Hamid Khan Achakzai demanded action against the SHO of the police station concerned.
Acting Speaker of the assembly, Mir Quddoos Bizenjo, prorogued the session for an indefinite period.
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