NovemberGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Tuesday said the examinations of the commission for the young generation of Balochistan are certainly a ray of hope but the vacancy of seats in the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) for Balochistan form the last several years is a matter of concern for all of us.He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting held at Governor House Quetta to ensure the participation of Balochistan youth in the examinations of the FPSC. Chief Secretary Balochistan Capt (R) Fazeel Asghar, Chairman Federal Public Service Commission Haseeb Akhtar, Secretary Higher education Hashim Khan Ghalzai, Vice Chancellors of all government universities, Dr. Fateh Murree of Higher Education Commission, Principal Secretary to Governor Balochistan Shahnawaz ali, Federal Public Service Commission's members including Dr. Shuaib Mir, Zubair Mehmood and Arbab Muhammad Arif attended the meeting. On the occasion, Governor Yasinzai directed all the Vice Chancellors of Balochistan public sector universities to formulate a comprehensive strategy to guide and prepare the aspirants for CSS examinations at the university level on urgent basis so that the students of the province and female students could also benefit from the fruits of commission examinations. He said that there was an urgent need to set up coaching centers in Balochistan to prepare for the competitive examinations and provide intellectual guidance to the youth adding that our young people are intelligent and creative, so it is important to provide them with the necessary opportunities and facilities to nurture their hidden talents.The Governor further said that a comprehensive awareness campaign should be launched to attract qualified graduates from various educational institutions across the province towards competitive examinations. As a result of the suggestions and recommendations of the participants of the meeting, several important decisions were made including the selection of focal persons and the establishment of an academy.


NovemberGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Wednesday said Balochistan has not only of special importance in terms of its location but also the people here are very friendly and talented. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation led by Prime Office board of Investment Islamabad's Acting Secretary Mukarram Jah at Governor House Quetta. Governor Yasinzai said that in view of the magnificent mega project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), we have to focus on the functioning of technical institutes in the province on imparting modern skills to our new generation. He said the best location of the province's valuable resources and minerals are the effective and reliable means for our bright future. "There are vast investment opportunities here so it is important for national and international investors to take full advantage of these available opportunities", the Governor said. He further said the Federal government could help us in the teaching of modern skills to the youth, creating awareness of new technologies and setting up training centers for technical institutes. He noted all government universities in Balochistan have high level experts and researchers. There is a need to make full utilization of their knowledge and experiences so that they can contribute their capabilities for the development and prosperity of the country including the province, he added.


OctoberGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Thursday directed Commissioner Quetta to acquire land within two weeks for setting up of new campus of Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences (BUMHS).Senior Member board of Revenue Qamar Masood, Provincial Secretary Finance & Health Noorul Haq Baloch, Provincial Secretary Higher Education Hashim Khan Ghalzai, Provincial Secretary Abdullah Khan, Principal Secretary to Governor Shahnawaz Ali, Commissioner Quetta Division Asfandyar Khan Kakar, Commander Southern Command and BUMHS's Registrar Shakil were present on the occasion. Addressing the meeting, The Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said the BUMHS would play an important role in building a healthy society in the province. "Bolan Medical University will promote quality education and provide medical care to professionals in the health sector", he said saying it was very significant in terms of knowledge and teaching. The meeting highlighted various aspects related to modernization of Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences, ensuring land acquisition for setting up new campuses and equipping the younger generation with the ornaments of modern medical education. Many important decisions were also made as a result of the recommendations and suggestions of the participants of the meeting for interest of Health Sector.


OctoberGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of security personals in the terrorist attack on the OGDCL convoy on the coastal highway. In a statement of condemnation, Governor Balochistan said that we would foil the ulterior motives of terrorists who spread pain and panic among the people and sabotage the peaceful situation of the province Balochistan. Governor Yasinzai expressed his solidarity and sympathy to the families of martyrs and paid rich tributes to martyrs. He hoped that the services and sacrifices of law enforcement agencies will maintain durable peace at large.


OctoberGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said that the constitution of Pakistan guarantees equal rights, religious freedom and right of expression to all minorities living in Pakistan. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of the Christian community delegation led by Bishop Kaleem Jan who called on him here at Governor House Quetta on Monday. Pastor Fayyaz Younis, Pastor Simon Bashir, Arthur Nathani L, Kaleem Siddique and Stephen Lal were also present on the occasion. Governor said that constitution of Pakistan does not allow to discriminate against anyone on religious grounds. While lauding the services rendered by the Christian community, he said that minority community has valuable contribution in the development and prosperity of the provincial capital. He underlined the need for interfaith harmony and asked the delegation of Christian community to play their part in this connection. Governor assured the minority delegation of government's support for the protection of their Constitutional rights.


OctoberFederal Minister for Narcotics Control, Azam Khan Swati on Wednesday called on Governor Balochsitan at Governor House here. Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, Senator Ahmed Khan Khilji, Senator Kuda Babar, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Dr Rubaba Khan Buledi, Federal Secretary for Anti-Narcotics Shoib Dastageer, Vice Chancellors BUITEMS, Women University and Bolan University of Medical & Health Sciences were also present. On this occasion Governor Balochistan said that Teachers could play pivotal role against the menace of drugs and narcotics. Governor Balohcistan while expressing grave concern over the rise in the use of drugs, said that this menace has jeopardize the future of our next generations. Federal Minister Narcotics Control underlined the need for combined efforts for the elimination of drugs from the society. Minister said that awareness campaign in this connection could yield positive results. "There is dire need for devising concerted strategy against curse of narcotics to safe the future of our youth," he maintained.


SeptemberGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said that China and Pakistan are time tested friends who share their mutual trust, respect and same ideology of strengthening & empowering our people and safeguarding our national interests. In message while congratulating on independence day of China, Governor Yasinzai said that China over the years has emerged as a global champion of peace-keeping, international humanitarian relief and promoting economic cooperation amongst all countries across the globe; its Belt & Road initiative (BRI) of which CPEC is also a part of is a historic initiative which will connect the world and provide means of cooperation in trade, commerce and above all people to people connectivity as frequent exchanges will allow people to understand cultures of each other. Governor Balochistan said that the year 2020 has been a through year for the entire world as the novel virus not only slowed down global economic development but also resulted in a great loss of precious human lives which is an irreversible loss. During this time China although being severely damaged by the virus still not only gave exemplary performance in combating the virus by providing first class health-care and economic relief to its citizens, also contributed a lot in providing health supplies and other major aids to numerous countries particularly Pakistan. We are highly grateful to the Chinese leadership for always considering Pakistan by all means whenever there is anything that troubles us especially during this epidemic. I wish a very happy independence day to my Chinese brothers and sisters and pray for the betterment and success of our two countries.


SeptemberGovernor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Tuesday called on Governor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai here at Governor House Quetta. Both Leaders discussed the Law and order situation, going on development projects, enhancements of provincial coordination and matters mutual interests. Later on both governors went to BMC and Hanna urak in order to inaugurate the RO water purification plants. VC Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences Pro Dr Naqeeb Ullah Achakzai was also on the occasion.


SeptemberGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Monday paid surprise visit to the University of Balochistan (UoB) asking the management to take stern action against those employees were absent from their duties. “The presence of employees on duty, hygienic condition and performance of any government institution could only be judged through the surprise visits,” he said during his visit to different sections of the varsity. Vice Chancellor (VC) UoB Dr Shafiq-ur-Rehman and other senior faculty members accompanied the Governor Balochistan. “There is zero tolerance to absenteeism in the education institutions,” Governor said while directing VC to take stern action against absent and negligent employees. Mr Yasinzai noted that though University of Balochistan was doing well yet drastic measures were required to improve its performance. Governor recalled that he would continue visiting varsity without any prior intimation to get first hand information about the issues faced by the students and teachers. He also directed Dr Shafiq ur Rehman, VC UoB to ensure hostel rooms were allotted to students on merit. Merit must be upheld in all decisions taken by the management. Earlier, Governor inspected facilities provided by the management to the students and faculty members. He also visited Digital Library, Male hostel and inspected under construction water tank.


AugustGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Wednesday has urged the world community to raise their voice for human and political rights of oppressed Kashmires.In his separate message on the occasion of Youm-e-Istehsal, he said that the fascist policies of Modi could not deter Kashmires from their struggle for freedom.He said that the oppressed Kashmires are facing a year-long military siege which shows cruelty, repression and exploitation of Indian occupant forces and government against innocent Kashmires.He said that India has violated the United Nations resolutions and bilateral agreements with Pakistan by changing the constitutional status of Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.The Governor further said that people of Balochistan are determined to stand by our Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for freedom from Indian clutches.


JulyGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Friday said Pakistan and China had been enjoying unique and beautiful relations of mutual trust for decades, lasting further deep roots with each passing day.Addressing an online seminar organized by Emerging Policymaker's Institute (EPI) here, he appreciated the Chinese government's support to deal with the deadly coronavrius.He said Pakistan and China always stood with each other in difficult times. He reiterated that Pakistan was enjoying cordial and strategic relations with China.The Governor Yasinzai said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would not only help bring progress and prosperity in Balochistan but also for the whole country.He also asked the companies operating in Balochistan to work for socio-economic uplift and sought more jobs for youth of the province.Governor Yasinzai thanked the Chinese companies for establishing skilled centers for imparting technical training to local people so that they could be deployed in different projects and earn a respectable livelihood.He said Pakistan and China had common enemy who was working against the CPEC.He paid tribute to law enforcement departments of the county, saying that Pakistan's Armed Forces and intelligences agencies were effectively eradicating the terrorism from the country


JuneGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the sad dimes of Pashtu, urdu poet and former president of Pashtu Department of Balochistan University Syed Abid Shah Abid here on Tuesday.In his condolence message, the Governor Balochistan extended his sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family.He said the late professor Syed Abid Shah Abid had highlighted the importance of books through his famous poetry from several years despite he had presented his valuable services for Radio and Pakistan Television which would be remembered in great words in the province.He prayed that Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss with fortitude.


JuneBalochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Wednesday said that there is an imperative need to take the deadly coronavirus seriously and to strictly implement on standard operating produce (SOPs) including all principles of Health for the betterment of Public health.In this regard, under the online teaching policy of the Pakistan Higher Education Commission, online classes have been launched for teachers and students in higher education institutions across the province to prevent the coronavirus so that valuable time and energy of students is not wasted.Governor Yasinzai directed the Vice-Chancellors of all the government universities in the province to review the online classes from various angles and submit a detailed report within two weeks so that all the grievances could be resolved in a timely and prompt manner.He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of Vice-Chancellors of all the universities of Balochistan province at Governor House Quetta. Vice-Chancellor of University of Balochistan, Dr. Shafiqul Rehman, Vice Chancellor of Khuzdar Engineering University, Prof. Dr. Ehsan Kakar, Acting Vice-Chancellor of Women’s University Prof. Dr. Anjum, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lasbela, Prof. Dr. Dost Muhammad Baloch, Vice-Chancellor, Loralai University Chancellor Prof. Dr. Maqsood Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of Mir Chakar Khan University Sibi Dr. Ali Nawaz Mengal, Principal Secretary to Governor Balochistan Nasrullah Jan and Registrar of Bolan Medical University Shakeel Ahmed were also present.The Vice-Chancellors discussed the situation posed by the global epidemic, provision of internet facility, making it possible for students to access all the lectures and related materials provided, and the difficulties faced by the students.On the occasion, the Governor of Balochistan said that the education sector, like all walks of life in the world, has been severely affected but the timely launch of online classes has saved the precious time of students to a great extent.Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai clarified that one thing is for sure, in order to keep pace with the ever-changing world, we have to change our traditional attitudes and thinking in accordance with modern human needs and requirements.He said that we are not only reviewing the current situation of online classes but also serious efforts are making for a lasting solution to the problems.


MayGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai Friday expressed his deep grief over loss of precious lives in unfortunate PIA plane crash incident in Karachi. He, in a massage, extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. He prayed to rest the departed souls in the eternal peace and early recovery of the injured. He said, "We share the grief of the PIA plane crash victims' families."


AprilGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Monday said that it was the government responsibility to provide quality education to every child of of the province and a way forwarded to create a advance and prosperous society.He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of the Board of Directors of Balochistan Education Foundation at Governor House Quetta.Provincial Secretary Education Ghulam Ali Bloch, Secretary Finance Noor-ul-Haq Baloch, Balochistan Education Foundation's MD Justice Retired Nadir and all members of BEF attended the meeting.He said Balochistan Education Foundation (BEF) was playing key role to promote education at the Primary level, besides setting up schools in the deprived areas.Several important decisions were made for the betterment of standard education in the province.


AprilBalochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Thursday said the futuristic ideas of the current change in trends can easily depict a clearer picture of the future."It is more important for us to be aware of the difficult situations that is going to arise in the near future rather than fearing the present. Currently, both the federal and provincial governments are utilizing all available resources to tackle the fatal coronavirus,” he said. “Controlling the spread of COVID-19 is a problem for all developing and economically vulnerable countries in the world. The major problem is the non- availability of modern medical equipment.”Governor Yasinzai made it clear that the prevailing situations could have dire consequences if international institutions do not provide timely supply of innovative technology and save lives.He added that in countries like Pakistan, the lockdown will have more negative impacts because a large part of the total population already lives below the poverty line. “It will have an adverse effect on the national economy, thus increasing poverty, inflation and unemployment.”The governor also said a large number of people could die due to hunger if the government had to prolong the lockdown. “In this regard, an immediate financial support of global institutions and the supply of protective medical gear could be helpful in tackling this challenge.”Shedding light on the relief package announced for the financial support of all Pakistanis living in poverty, he said that it will reach the people very soon.


MarchGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has said that implementation of merit and transparency will not only improve the performance of institutions but it also paves the way to talented people. He expressed these views while speaking with a delegation of Sanjawi led by PTI Provincial leader Haji Nawab Khan Domar here on Thursday at Governor House Quetta. Governor Balochistan said that present government believed in balanced development and intends to provide all basic amenities to the people in all remote districts of province. Delegation appraised the Governor regarding the difficulties faced by dwellers of Sanjawi district. Governor assured them every possible assistance to put an end to their difficulties.


MarchGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has said that the establishment of sustainable peace in Afghanistan is in the interest of the entire region. “Peace is the basic prerequisite for the economic and social changes that have taken place in the region” he added. Governor Yasinzai terming giving of Federal Levies Force to the province in the context of the 18th amendment welcoming the decision hoped that it would have a positive impact on the overall law and order situation in province. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of SAFRON led by its secretary Muhammad Aslam who called on him here on Thursday. In the meeting, the overall situation in the region, the situation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and the recent Afghan expectations related to the peace accord were discussed in detail. Commissioner Afghan refugees and UNHCR provincial head were also present on the occasion.


FebruaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has said that the dream of economic revolution in society can be ensured only if women are economically independent, because women can play important role in the development of society. The governor made it clear that economically integrated and stable women can play an important role in the socio-economic development of the country, but also provide effective guidance in running their family affairs and providing their children with standard education. He expressed these views on Thursday at the Governor’s House, speaking during the meeting with provincial female Ombudsman Sabra Islam. Governor Balochistan said that more than half of our total population is comprised of women, so it is important to include them in all social educational and economic activities and ensure their participation. The Governor called on all concerned to play a key role in keeping the society on the path of true development. “To give them economic protection and an effective public awareness, campaign to promote women’s dignity,” he said. The Governor praised the efforts of the provincial female Ombudsman and her team, while expressed hope that they will further improve their performance.


FebruaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has said that Pakistan and China enjoyed a long-standing friendship and there were vast and bright opportunities to further strengthen mutual relations in different sectors including agriculture and health. Governor Balochistan thanked China for providing support and assistance to Balochistan in protesting standing crops from the attacks of locust. He was talking to Mr. Wang Fengle who was leading a Chinese delegation that called on him here on Thursday. Governor welcomed Chinese delegation to Balochistan and said that Chinese assistance would help agriculture and livestock sectors to become modernize. Expressing grief over deaths caused by Corona virus in china, he hoped that soon Chinese doctors and scientists would overcome these diseases.


FebruaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has strongly condemned the bomb blast which took place on Monday near Adalat Road Quetta. He expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in this tragic incident. Governor Yasinzai said that the nefarious motives of terrorists to be foiled with national integrity. He urged the law enforcement agencies to take stern action against the involved elements and he also directed to provide all medical facilities to the injured ones. Governor Yasinzai prayed for early recovery of those injured of tragic incident.


FebruaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has said that maintenance of durable peace in the province is the top priority of incumbent government. Different measures have been taken for training of law enforcement agencies and improving other affairs, and its clear example is progressing training school of Anti Terrorist Force (ATF). Governor Balochistan expressed these views while addressing to the concluding ceremony of ATF’s 11th Batch passing out parade here on Saturday. Provincial Home Minister Mir Zia Langove and Balochistan IG police Mohsin Hassan Butt were also present on the occasion. Governor Balochistan said that from the very beginning of ATF’s training school the provincial government has been providing assistance and latest weapons to improve the performance of institution. Besides imparting high training the government has also provided financial assistance to this training school. Governor said that police had played a vital role for the protection of people and maintenance of law and order in the province. He said that in order to eliminate terrorism and kidnapping for ransom police had rendered matchless sacrifices and hoped that Balochistan police would maintain this determination. “All those martyred and injured police officials deserve tributes who sacrificed their lives during the duty.” He added. Governor Balochistan lauded the quality of training and performance of ATF. Earlier, Governor Balochistan inspected ATF parade and distributed shields among the ATF jawans and organizers for their outstanding performance.


FebruaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has said that after completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) the entire region will become a hub of economic activities.“Economic development and prosperity are linked with durable peace and Pakistan is playing an important role in promoting peace and stability in the region,” he said while talking to UN High Commissioner for Afghan Refugees Flippo Grandi. He said UNHCR’s role in providing educational, health and other facilities to the Afghan refugees and people of other affected areas was commendable. The UN high commissioner thanked Pakistan for hosting the Afghan refugees for the past four decades.


FebruaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has said that conscious efforts are being made at Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences to raise quality education and provide necessary facilities to the university’s teaching faculty, staff and students. “The newly established university is going through its preliminary stages and efforts are underway to bring it to the forefront,” Governor Balochistan said in a statement. He further said that he is well-aware of the problem faced by the university teaching faculty, young doctors and the current students. “I myself visited university several times, inspected various departments and also held separate meetings with senior doctors and representatives of the Young Doctors,” he added Governor made it clear that if we need new legislation to improve the University’s performance, we are ready for it. The Governor Yasinzai urged teaching faculty, young doctors and students to play their part in promotion of healthy environment and development of university, as it is the first medical university of our province. The future of upcoming generations is linked with this university, so it is our national obligation to work together to bring the university on a path of progress. Initiating post graduate classes soon at Bolan Medical University is under consideration.


FebruaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said that to steer Balochistan out from state of uncertainty and violence, we must have to foster atmosphere of research and innovation. He shared these views on Wednesday in a meeting with advisor to CM Balochistan for Sports and Culture Abdul Khaliq Hazara and MPA Abdul Qadir Nail here in Governor House Quetta. He said that education is the foundation of every kind of development and it can pave a way for a conducive environment in Balochistan. Governor Yasinzai said we must have to persuade our youth toward research and innovation. He further said that illiteracy has halted development in Balochistan thus time has come to promote education in Balochistan. The Governor stressed upon establishing more public libraries in all districts of the province particularly in provincial capital Quetta. He urged all the scholars and enlightened people to come forward in developing respect for opinion difference and brotherhood at large.


FebruaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Saturday paid a surprise visit to provincial Sandman Civil Hospital Quetta and has expressed indignation over apathy of doctors and paramedics staff. He said that all doctors must be present in hospital according to their official duty timing but unfortunately numerous doctors do not follow punctuality in their office hours. They usually arrive late and leave the hospital early. The same unpunctual doctors remain very punctual in their private clinics. Governor Yasinzai visited the various ward of the hospital and met with the attendants of patients and required about the cleanliness and provided medical facilities. Governor has cleared that he would pay regular visits until the situations get improved.While talking to media persons Governor Balochistan said, 65 items of medicines provide by MSD were found substandard added the companies selling substandard medicines in government hospitals would be declared as blacklisted. He said that Sandman Civil Hospital was built before partition for limited population but today 10 time greater population is overburden on hospital. Later on different delegations of doctors and young doctors called on Governor Yasinzai separately and they appraised governor Balochistan of various problems and difficulties. Governor has assured every possible assistance to improve the overall situation of the sandman civil hospital.


FebruaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said people of Balochistan fully support their Kashmiri brethren struggling for their right to plebiscite. Addressing a special ceremony at Scouts Headquarters in Quetta on Wednesday, he said the constant brutal and inhuman acts being carried out by the Indian leadership and it occupant forces against the innocent and armless Kashmires have exposed their real face before the entire world. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan strongly condemned the Modi regime for continuing human rights violations and suppressing the voice of Kashmiri freedom fighters.


JanuaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said that media in this ever-changing world of information technology occupies the role of an important and effective weapon. In this connection, revolutionary measures are needed to be taken in order to equip PTV with modern requirements. Governor Yasinzai expressed regrets that Bolan Channel could be seen in numerous countries around the shrinking globe, but even after 15 years of its establishment people of our own province are deprived of its broadcast programs .PTV Bolan could aware the people of province with latest news and events in their national languages; Pashto Balochi and Birahvi. He added that the history, splendid values and mother languages of all those nations who are dwelling in the province could be highlighted at large. These views were expressed while talking to PTV Quetta Center GM Muhammad Ayoub Babai and program manager Syed Faheem Shah here at Governor House Quetta on Wednesday. Governor Balochistan said it is an admitted fact that the drams of PTV were not only of high quality of production but they also had a separate unique standard in terms of knowledge and art. Governor emphasized the need of supporting the talented artists including actors, singers and speedy redressal of their financial issues needed utmost attention. Governor Balochistan assured to extend all possible cooperation to address the issue of boosters in different districts and lack of funds faced by PTV Quetta Center.


JanuaryGovernor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said that the establishment of durable peace was the pre requisite for economic development and prosperity. In this regard, Pakistan is playing a key role in the peace and stability of the region. Governor Yasinzai said that UNHCR’s education and healthcare programs would have positive implications upon the development of Afghan refugees hosting areas. These views were expressed while talking to a delegation of UNHCR headed by its country representative Ms. Ruvendrini Menikdiwela here at governor house Quetta on Tuesday. During the meeting, overall situation in the region, the conditions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and the areas where they are dwelling were brought under the consideration. The UNHCR representative in the meeting thanked Pakistan for its hospitality showing towards Afghan refugees for the past four decades. Later on MoU was signed. The UNHCR’s country representative handed over keys of ambulances to Governor Balochistan which would be utilized for the welfare of the masses in different districts of the province.


January Governor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has said that the federal government was well aware of the recent financial loss of snowfall and torrential rain in the province and was fully cooperating in the recovery and relief activities of the snow and rainfall affected victims. He expressed these views in a meeting with special assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind at Governor House. Prime Minister’s Special Assistant discussed the problems facing the province and cooperation provided by the federal government. Both sides agreed upon strengthening the existing relations between the federation and Balochistan province, and also discussed other issues. Governor Balochistan said that incumbent provincial government was taking diligent measures to compensate the losses inflicted by recent snowfall and torrential rains and were fully supported by federal Government.


January Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai visited snow and rain-hit areas of the province on Saturday to review relief operation.The Governor visited Pishin, Killa Saifullah, Muslim Bagh's Kahn Mehtarzai and other areas.The Governor also instructed the concerned departments to take precautionary measures to deal with rain and snow incidents as Met office has forecast more rain and snowfall in the province from Tuesday.He also appealed to the national and international organizations to provide aid to the snow and rain affected people of the province.On the occasion, the Governor distributed rations, blankets, fodders for animals and other items among the affected people.


JanuaryBalochistan Governor retired Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Saturday expressed concern over low gas pressure and unannounced gas loadshedding in Quetta and other areas of the province and directed Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) officials to solve the problem immediately.The governor held a meeting with SSGC officials headed by General Manager Balochistan Madni Siddique and discussed the issue on Saturday, according to a press release.“In such harsh weather, low gas pressure and unannounced load-shedding are causing immense difficulties to people,” he stated.He said there were reports that people were using compressors to draw out gas to keep their homes warm. “Strict action should be taken against them and against those having illegal connections,” he said.


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