Islamabad, May 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has assured Chief Minister, Baluchistan, Abdul Malik Baloch that compensation to the Mirani Dam affectees would be duly paid and that the matter which remained totally neglected by the previous regimes during the last eight years, would finally be resolved by the PML-N Government.
The Minister received the Baluchistan CM for a meeting here Monday morning discussing financial matters relating to the province. He said that the Mirani Dam compensation issue deserved sympathetic consideration by both the federal as well as the Baluchistan provincial governments. A coordinated effort would help us amicably resolve the matter, Dar remarked.
It may be recalled that back in first week of April, on advice by the Finance Minister, officials of the Finance Ministry and Baluchistan government team and reconciled figures regarding compensation claims. Abdul Malik Baloch on this occasion also discussed with Dar, matter regarding enhancement in Baluchistan’s share in PSDP in the forthcoming budget 2015-16.
Finance Minister said the Federal Government fully supported development activities in all the provinces. However, the Ministry of Planning and Development and the National Economic Council were the right forum to take a decision regarding increase in PSDP share, Dar added.
Overall economic and security situation in the Baluchistan province was also reviewed on the occasion. Advisor Finance Division, Rana Assad Amin, Additional Secretary to the Finance Minister, Tariq Mahmood Pasha and senior Baluchistan government officials accompanying the Chief Minister attended the meeting.
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