Cabinet Meeting: Balochistan bill and policy regarding Public private partnership



Quetta,    (Parliament Times) : Balochistan Public Private Partnership Policy and Bill 2021 draft is approved in principle in a meeting of the provincial cabinet chaired by Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan on Thursday. Regarding the said policy and bill, the Cabinet was informed that it would provide important information to private sector investors on investing in the province and allow them to understand the entire framework of the provincial PPP as well as private sector investment to enable active participation in work. However, the meeting was attended by provincial ministers, advisors, chief secretaries of Balochistan, secretaries of relevant departments and other concerned officials. The cabinet meeting strongly condemned the attack on FC personnel by cross-border terrorists on the Afghan border Zhob Manzkai and expressed deep sorrow and regret over the martyrdom of FC soldiers as a result of the attack. The Cabinet also expressed sorrow over the alleged killing of a youth by police firing on Sariab Road last night and extended heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family of the deceased youth. The Cabinet also approved tax exemption from Rs 2.2833 million for the Pak-China Technical Vocational Institute Gwadar project for the period 2014 and Rs 5,000 for the period 2020 by stamp duty. The Cabinet also decided in principle to set up a Cabinet Sub-Committee on Framing of Balochistan Hotels and Restaurants Rules 2021 headed by Provincial Advisor on Culture and Sports. Similarly, the Cabinet also approved the authorization of funds for the liability clearance of MSXIPH Tech PVT Limited. The cabinet also approved legislation on the sighting of the crescent. The cabinet also approved legislation on the sighting of the crescent moon. Under the agreement, 10 Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) centers will be set up in Chaghi and Pishin districts to enroll Afghan refugee children between the ages of 10 and 14. The Cabinet also formally approved the entry of Balochistan Food Authority in Schedule 5 of the Balochistan Government Rules 2012. The Cabinet also discussed the proposed amendments to the PFM Act. The report of the BSS / BCS Committee was also presented in the Cabinet. Expressing his views on the occasion, the Chief Minister Balochistan said that attention was being paid to the performance of all matters under a comprehensive strategy. Technical posts should also be created as required in the next SNE. For the first time, lifeguard posts are being created for the coastal areas, which will provide employment opportunities to the youth of these areas. It was maintained that good governance and good mechanisms lead to overall improvement. Steps are being taken to raise the living standards of the people. The Chief Minister reiterated his commitment to adopt a comprehensive strategy for effective service delivery and concrete steps for the welfare of the people.