MarchBalochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said Pakistan and Australia have pleasant friendly ties. Due to the pleasant mutual cooperation, bilateral relations would further be stabilized. He expressed these views during his meeting with Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ms Margaret Adamson here Wednesday. Governor told that Balochistan is of great significance owing to its unique geostatic location, long coast and precious resources and minerals. In view of long cost maintenance of law and order is difficult. However Armed forces of Pakistan and law enforcement agencies sacrifices, atmosphere for development and law and order situation has greatly improved. It is good sign that there are vast opportunities for investment in different sectors particularly in the background of China Pakistan Economic Corridor more cooperation would be required in the sector of Science and Technology. Governor said that international cooperation and investment would help overcome depleting water level and development of human resources and economic activities. He said agriculture and livestock here in province depend upon rains. There is dire need for raising underground water level due to new situation and growing human needs. Australian High Commissioner said that several sectors particularly education, agriculture and irrigation are matter of interest for Australia. She also appreciated government for improving situation.
FebruaryBalochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai has said that the mother language of any nation is its first identity and nations become weaker when their languages weaken. Speaking at a seminar on International Mother Language Day here on Wednesday he said practical steps should be taken for the promotion of the mother tongue and making it social, trade and mass communication language instead of just showing love for and affiliation with it. He underlined the need for giving regional languages such as Pashto, Balochi and Brohvi, which were considered old languages in history, the status of national languages. He said mother language plays a very important role not only in developing initial understanding of a child but also as his first identity. Governor said that acquisition of education in one's mother language is the basic right of the person, the charter of the United Nations and the Constitution of Pakistan both guarantee this. He said that the former provincial government took a revolutionary decision of making mother languages part of a curriculum, upholding the significance and cultural values of the native languages. Governor appreciated the efforts of organizers for conducting such a successful function in connection with international Mother Language Day at Quetta Press Club. On this occasion, various researchers, intellectuals and poets of Pashto, Balochi, Brahvi and Hazarghi also graced the function while presenting their research papers.
FebruaryGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has condoled the death of well-known lawyer, social activist and former president of Supreme Court Bar Association, Asma Jahangir. In his condolence message he has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Asma Jahangir and said that her role in Pakistan for the supremacy of constitution, promotion of democratic values is unforgettable. He said that her efforts for women and human rights would be remembered in good words in history of Pakistan. He prayed for eternal peace of departed soul and give patience and courage to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.
JanurayPresident of Azad Jammu Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan called on Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai here on Wednesday at Governor House Quetta. During the meeting, matters related to the current situation in Kashmir and over all political significance issues of the country were discussed. Governor said that the Kashmir issue must be resolved in accordance with the wishes of the people of Kashmir. He vows Pakistan’s moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiries.
JanurayMir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo took oath as the new Chief Minister of Balochistan at a ceremony held here at Governor House on Saturday. Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to the chief minister of the province. Meanwhile, a 14-member provincial cabinets including Tahir Mehmood, Sardar Sarfaraz Khan Domki, Nawab Jangaiz Khan Marri, Mir Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti, Raht Bibi Jamali, Mir Abdul Majid Abro, Mir Asim Kurd Gello, Mir Amir Rind, Mir Ghulam Dastagir Badeni, Muhammad Akbar Askani, Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mandokhail, Syed Agha Raza Hazara, Manzoor Ahmed Kakar and Prince Ahmed Ali were also sworn of their ministries. The portfolios of these newly sworn in as provincial ministers will be announced later. The Speaker of BA, members of Balochistan Assembly, Chief Secretary Balochistan, IG police & civil officials were also present during the oath taking ceremony.
JanurayGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has strongly condemned the terrorist attack targeting security personnel on GPO Chowk Zarghoon road Quetta. He said each and every form of terrorism is condemnable and we will not allow anyone destabilizing the peaceful situation and prevailing pain & panic among the people.A day is not for when we as nation will come over terrorism with our unity. He urged the law enforcement agencies to arrest the culprits at the earliest. Governor directed the concerned officials to provide the full medical facilities to the injured ones. He prayed for early recovery of wounded ones and expressed the sympathies with bereaved families.
JanurayGovernor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has chaired meeting of Baluchistan Education Foundation (BEF) Board of Directors at Governor House here Friday. Speaker Baluchistan Ms Rahila Durrani, Education Minister Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Chief Secretary Aurangzeb Haq and members of the board attended the meeting. Meeting reviewed the performance of Baluchistan Education Foundation, provision of funds for building new schools, possibility of poor students’ access to education in the province, improving monitoring mechanism, regulation and registration of private schools. In the light of recommendations and suggestions several important decisions were taken.