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Development of Balochistan is priority of the government: Hafeez Shaikh

Islamabad, November 26, 2012 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Finance, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said that development of Balochistan is the prime priority of the present democratic government. The economic team of the government is determined to provide all possible resources for development of Balochistan.

Ministry of Finance is making every effort to facilitate masses of Balochistan in general and farmers of Balochistan in particular through its decisions to expedite flow of funds and other benefits to Balochistan. Restoration of subsidy on tube wells in Balochistan is one such step while other development projects in a large number have already been approved for Balochistan.

The Federal Minister Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said this when two Federal Ministers from Balochistan Mir Changez Khan Jamali, Federal Minister for Science and Technology and Sardar Alhaj Mohammad Gargaig called on him.

Mir Changez Khan Jamali, Federal Minister for Science and Technology thanked and appreciated the Finance Minister for his special passion and efforts for development of Balochistan. Mir Changez Khan Jamali particularly appreciated the Finance Minister for ECC decision regarding restoration of subsidy on electricity bills for agricultural tube wells in Balochistan. Mir Changez Khan Jamali said at the occasion that this step by Federal Government will go a long way for prosperity and uplift of farmers in Balochistan.

Federal Minister for Postal Services, Sardar Mohammad Gorgaig said at the occasion that people and leadership of Balochistan acknowledge the efforts of the Finance Minister, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh for development of Balochistan and expect the same to continue.

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