JulyBaluchistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that population of Baluchistan is small but scattered. due to the long distances there are several difficulties in development of the province. Present government is making efforts for development of province and providing necessary facilities to the people at their door steps. He said this while speaking with British High Commissioner to Pakistan Mr Thomas Drew who called on him Tuesday. Governor told that there is dire need for cooperation for raising underground water level, providing health and education facilities to the people and improving professional skills of lawyers and providing them scholarship. He said Pakistan and British have long history of friendly relations but there are bright chances to further expanding these relations. British High Commissioner Thomas Drew said that his country is interested in providing cooperation in health and education sector. At the end souvenirs were exchanged and Governor Baluchistan also hosted lunch for British High Commissioner.


JulyThe newly appointed Ombudsman of Baluchistan, Abdul Ghani Khilji, took the oath of his office at simple but impressive ceremony at Governor House here on Tuesday. Baluchistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai administrated the oath to Mr Khilji at a ceremony held at the Governor House. Judges of the Baluchistan High Court Justice Kamran Malakhel and Justice Anwar Aftab, Adviser to the Chief Minister on Law and Parliamentary Affairs Sardar Raza Muhammad Barech, Chief Secretary Aurangzeb Haq, Advocate General of Baluchistan Amanullah Kinrani and senior lawyers attended the oath-taking ceremony.


JulyGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has strongly condemned the killing of District Police Officer (DPO) Chaman Sajid Khan Momand including police personnel in a bomb attack in Chaman on Monday. He expressed deep grief and sorrow over martyrdom of the police officer in the attack and prayed for early recovery of those injured. While expressing sympathy with the bereaved families he prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and grant of courage to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss. He also directed for the provision of the best possible medical treatment to those injured in the Chaman blast.


JulyBalochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai held a meeting with CM Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri at Balochistan House in Islamabad Thursday. He offered condolence over the demise of Senator Agha Shahbaz Durrani his brother-in-law and offered Fateha for departed soul. He paid tributes to services of deceased for the province. Federal Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch, Sardar Saleh Bhotani and Chief Secretary Aurangzeb Haq were also present on the occasion.


JulyBalochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai has congratulated Pakistani Boxer Mohammad Waseem over his victory in international challenge Fight registering his sixth consecutive triumph and retaining global ranking in Panama. Governor said that he has brought a good name and fame to both country and nation at the international level. He said the victory of said boxer is proved that there is no paucity of talented players in Balochistan. He wished for the success and sustainable future of Mr. Waseem.


JuneGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has contacted Chief Minister Nawab Sana Ullah Khan Zehri by telephone and expressed condolence and sympathy over the sad demise of his brother-in-law Ex-Senator Agha Shahbaz Durrani. Governor paid tributes to the services of deceased Senator as a sincere and politician and Senator. Chief Minister Sana ullah Khan Zehri thanked Governor Balochistan for expressing condolence with him.


JuneGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has greeted the nation on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. In his message, he expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of those who embraced martyrdom in terrorist incidents and Ahmed Pur Sharqia Bahawalpur tragedy. He appealed to celebrate Eid with simplicity in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Quetta, Parachinar and Ahmed Pur Sharqia tragic incident. He prayed for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country and the Muslim Ummah.


JuneGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has greeted the Nation over glorious success of Pakistani Cricket Team on winning the final match of Champion Trophy 2017 against Indian cricket team at Birmingham. In a greeting message, he said that the outstanding performance of Pakistani cricket team has approved the fact that it is the best team all over the world. He said that actually the Pakistani cricket team has given the Nation a beautiful gift of Ramazan-ul-Mubarak and on the eve of upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.


JuneGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai on Sunday condemned the killing of two Hazara siblings by unknown armed men on Spini Road area. He strongly condemned the incident and directed authorities concerned for early arrest of perpetrators involved in the incident. He prayed Allah almighty to rest the departed souls of the victims in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved families to bear this loss.


MayGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has also strongly condemned attack on the motorcade of Deputy Chairman Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri in Mastung on Friday. He directed the concerned authorities to ensure best medical treatment for those injured during the attack on immediate basis. He also prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and swift recovery of injured ones.


May Governor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai said the ongoing process of census will yield positive results in every field of life. He was talking to a delegation led by the Provincial Ameer Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam (Nazreyathi) Maulana Abdul Qadir Loni in Quetta. Mohammad Khan Achakzai said that the census would help creating more job opportunities, Hajj Quota, allocation of developmental funds and increasing number of seats of assemblies. On this occasion, the delegation apprised the governor of the problems being faced by Sulemankhel tribe of Zhob. The governor assured it to address the problems at earliest.


MayDrought has left negative impacts on Baluchistan particularly. International and national experts should guide us on basis of their knowledge and experiences to turn this region green again. Effects of environmental changes have also affected Pakistan as elsewhere in the world. Water resources in Quetta are depleting and underground water level has dropped to one thousand feet. Due to drought herbs, shrubs and forests have been destroyed and mountains turn barren. These views were expressed by Governor Baluchistan while inaugurating International Conference on Dynamic Trends in Plant Sciences at SBK Women University here on Thursday. Experts from Pakistan and Abroad also presented their research papers during the international Conference. Governor said that effects of environmental changes have also affected Pakistan. In Quetta water level has dropped to one thousand feet. To save water reservoirs measures are very much necessary to be taken. Baluchistan has different fruits and vegetables than other provinces. There is need of further research on such burning issues. He urged that experts should guide by their knowledge and experiences to turn it green again. Common men have to be given cognizance and awareness on environment. Holding an international conference in SBK University Quetta on important subject of Botany would be an important source of mutual coordination among students and teachers.


MayGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has expressed deep grief and sorrow over martyrdom and injuries to several citizens in firing near boarder city Chaman on Friday. He said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are two brother neighboring countries. Sustainable friendship and pleasant relations among these countries are not only most necessary but it has also great significance for world the peace. He said neighbors cannot be changed. Governor directed for providing all possible facilities of treatment to injured people. He has also prayed for eternal peace of those martyred and early recovery of injured people.


MayWorking community is backbone of industrial and economic uplift of any country. This was stated by Baluchistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai in his messages of May Day, being observed Sunday. Governor Achakzai said these are workers who work day and night to increase national production. He said: “our religion Islam has also admitted greatness of workers and has ordered their wages should be paid before their sweat goes dry”. He said, “Keeping this importance of workers in view, government takes measures to ensure them dignified status and for their welfare so that economic condition of this massive majority of society is improved”. He said that believes in greatness of work and would continue for welfare of laborers. He also asked working community to work with service and honesty and play their role for development and prosperity of nation and country so that our country joins files of developed countries of the world and our nation leads a prosperous and peaceful life.


MayGovernor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that the inaugural ceremony regarding Baluchistan Basic Education Program (BBEF) is in support of United Nations millennium sustainable development targets including pertaining universal literacy and quality education. Important as the topic is it is amazing that despite the universal commitment, universal literacy is still a moving target. He expressed these views while inaugurating ceremony of Baluchistan Basic Education Program held here Wednesday. Minister for education Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, European ambassador to Pakistan, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Ms Angela Kearney and senior officials, donors and development partners were present on the occasion. He said BBEP is part of the overall Education Reforms that the provincial government embarked upon under the Baluchistan Education Section Plan. The objective of BBEP is to provide quality education for all children and young people, girls and boys. It also aims at establishing a stronger, more accountable and transparent education governance system in the province. He lauded the efforts made for promoting education in the provinces.


AprilGovernor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has strongly condemned an attack on Frontier Corps vehicle at Turbat that resulted in the martyrdom of four FC personnel. While expressing heartfelt grief over the martyrdom of FC personnel, he said that the terrorists intended to spread fear and terror among the people by targeting security personnel adding that they would not be let succeed in their nefarious designs. The ulterior motives of such elements would have to foil as a nation with unity. He prayed may Allah place them in eternal peace, patience to relatives and early recovery of injured ones.


AprilGovernor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has directed for immediate meeting of Board of Cadet Colleges Baluchistan to review pace of on-going construction work, use of allocated funds in time and early completion of under construction cadet colleges. He expressed this during a briefing on cadet colleges Baluchistan here on Wednesday. He said provision of better avenues for education and standard education is foremost priority of the government. It has been our desire and strive to provide new generation avenues of standard education and high training at their door steps following completion of cadet colleges in different districts of the province so that youth can acquire education in organized educational atmosphere and peaceful academic environment. He said youth are bright future of nation and country and precious assets. He urged that high quality of material should be ensure for construction of cadet colleges and pace of construction work should be accelerated so that opportunities for standard education and discipline are available at the earliest.


AprilBaluchistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor is mega economic project. For the first time in history of this region and China has made such a major investment outside the country which would help connect Southern Asia, Central Asia and countries linked with rest of the world. Entire region would become hub of economic and trade activities and imports & exports would get new markets. This would have economic and trade activities of great extent. We can only think of it for the time being. He expressed these views while addressing Maritime Awareness Seminar jointly organized by University of Baluchistan and Pakistan Maritime Academy at UoB here Wednesday. Commodore Akbar Naqi of Pakistan Navy, Vice Chancellor Khuzdar Engineering University Brig (R) Muhammad Amin, VC UoB Prof Dr Javed Iqbal and other researchers and young scholars attended the seminar. Large number of girls and boy students of Universities and colleges were also present. He said in view of changing world we must remember that we have to further strengthen our friendly relations and international relations would be important for international interests in the wake of new friendships. He said in context of CPEC role of Baluchistan is very important. People here have to prepare them for playing their role for modern and important matters. He said after agricultural and industrial revolution, Information Technology is big revolution for third world and entire world has become a global village in which Pakistan is important part. He said silk route was beginning of trade in the region and China Pakistan Economic Corridor is it renewal. He also presented shields among the experts for presenting research papers at the seminar.


AprilGovernor Mohammad Khan Achakzai has strongly condemned the suicide attack on census team in Lahore and expressed heartfelt grief over the martyrdom of army Jawans and census team members. In a message, the Governor said that the terrorists intended to spread fear and terror among the people by targeting security personnel and members of census team who were spearheading national obligation of housing and population census, adding that they would not be let succeed in their nefarious designs. The ulterior motives of such elements would have to foil as a nation with unity. He also expressed sympathies with the bereaved families of martyred security men and census members and also prayed for the departed souls of victims.


MarchGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai on behalf of the President of Pakistan Muhammad Mamnoon Hussain, on eve of Pakistan Day conferred national awards for their services in different walks of life at a magnificent investiture ceremony held at Governor House here Thursday. Five personalities of the province were conferred with Presidential awards and ten with excellence awards in recognition of the illustrious achievements in their respective disciplines at the Investiture Ceremony. Among the recipients were VC of UoB Pro Dr Javed Iqbal, Senior journalist Shahzada Zulfiqar, International Boxer Waseem , Zainab Baloch, Abdul Qayyum Baidar. There were awarded President’s award of pride of performance. Advisor to CM Sardar Raza Mohammad Barech, Dr Abdul Sabor Baloch, Rehmat Bibi, Omar Gul Askar, Abdul Qadir Mujrim, Gul Bangulzai, Sultan Ahmed Shahwani, Shamshad Neelum, Dr Faria Saeed, Dr Khalid Khattak and Mirza Hazara were awarded excellence awards. Provincial Ministers, MPAs, CSC Lt General Aamir Riaz, IGFC Major General Nadeem Anjum, IG Police Ahsan Mehboob, senior civil and military officers were also present on occasion.


MarchGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has said that Pakistan Day reminds us gigantic efforts of Muslims of Sub-continent who had done on March 23rd by getting together on one platform. Pakistan a beautiful and independent Islamic state is result of their supreme sacrifices and we are today renewing this commitment. He said this while addressing the participants of function regarding Askary Mela Organized at Askary Park here Thursday. Provincial Ministers, MPAs, Commander Southern Command, Lt General Aamir Riaz, IGFC Major General Nadeem Anjum, IG Police Ahsan Mehboob, senior civil and military officers and large number of women and children were also present on occasion. Governor said an emerging Baluchistan was playing key role in prosperous and bright Pakistan. Terrorists creating hatred are now disappointed and they have surrendered before patriotism of people of Baluchistan. He said during successful operations of Zarb e Azb and Rad-ul-Fasad terrorism and extremism are near to end. He expressed the hope that by 2018 there will be self sufficiency in electricity generation and Gwadar would become a successful and busy port. He then visited stalls set up at the Askari Mela along with Commander Southern Command and provincial ministers.


MarchGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has urged the need for fulfilling the requirements of people by availing the opportunities. He was talking to the Governor of State Bank of Pakistan Ashraf Mehmood Wathra who called on him at the Governor House Quetta. Mohammad Khan Achakzai said it is high time to harmonize our policies in accordance with public requirements and establish good governance. On the occasion, Ashraf Mehmood Wathra informed the Governor that all banks have been issued instructions to expand their banking network in Baluchistan. He further said that new branches of various banks would be initiated in various districts of Baluchistan including the provincial metropolis, Quetta.


MarchGovernor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai said that Census is an important national task. He urged that the people should fully participate in census so that real statistics and people’s requirements could be assessed with ease. He said census has important role in allocating resources for development projects according to people’s needs, economic planning and development of nation and country. He said this while speaking with a delegation which called on him under the leadership of Commissioner Census Baluchistan Mr. Pasand Khan Buledi at Governor House here Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Quetta Abdul Wahid Kakar was also present on occasion. Governor Said Census depicts the clear vision of social life conditions. He directed the relevant officers of population and house counting to take full measures for the successful completion of both phases of 6th Census so that no one is left during this process. He said active and effective role of electronic and print media for successful completion of 6th Census is very much necessary. He said there is need for initiating awareness campaign for registration of birth and death certificates. Delegation apprised the Governor that first phase of census has begun and people were taking part in it. Second phase would start on April 25, 2017 and would end on May 25, 2017.


MarchThe first convocation of UoT was also attended by former Chief Minister Baluchistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, MPA Mohammad Akbar Askani, the member election commission of Pakistan Justice Shakeel Baloch, VC Shaheed Benazir University Karachi Dr Akhtar Baloch , VC Turbat University Prof Dr Abdul Razaq Sabir, VC Lasbela University Prof Dr Ali Dost Baloch , officers of the civil and armed forces, local notables, officers from local administration, educationists and large number of students and their parents.


MarchThe world is changing very fast and demanding ascertain new priorities and evolving comprehensive strategy to achieve targets. Education is a top among present day priorities and new vistas are being found to provide employment of the youth. These views were expressed by Baluchistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai while addressing the participants at first convocation of University of Turbat here on Wednesday. Almost 300 graduates were conferred degrees and 12 position holder graduates were also awarded gold medals.


MarchHe said the secret of success of developed nations lies in their education system and we have to harmonize with modern trends of the world materialize our dream of prosperity and progress. He said Tubat University would play key role at the start of CPEC project in social and economic development of the area. He was sure that owning to its location. University would help to make possible bright future of the province.


MarchHe urged the students to join their respective professions to serve the society and humanity. He said the female graduates of Mekran are second to none in term of talent in all spheres of life including education, if they keep on learning knowledge they would touch the sky adding that the coastal Mekran is the economic hub of Pakistan. He assured that government of Baluchistan was committed to ensuring quality education and raising education standard in Baluchistan on top priority.


MarchHe appreciated the Vice Chancellor of Turbat University and his team for making first convocation successful, and would be a memorable even in the life of students and their parents. Prior to Governor Baluchistan inaugurated the laboratory of Chemistry Department and Video Conference Hall in the premises of the campus. At the end of convocation Governor Baluchistan and former Chief Minister Baluchistan distributed certificates and medals among the graduates.


FebGovernor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has expressed sorrow and grief over the blast in Sehwan Sharif. In his statement, he urged the nation to join hands against the terrorism in order to protect the nation at all costs against such menace. He expressed the solidarity and sympathy their families and prayed for the early recovery of injured ones.


Feb Governor Baluchistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has expressed grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of security personnel in District Awaran. In a statement, he directed the law enforcement agencies to take all possible measures to in order to ensure the protection of both security persons and public. He expressed the solidarity and sympathy their families.


FebGovernor Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) undoubtedly would turn out to be a game changer. The bonanza of investment of massive amount of more than 50 billion dollars would unquestionably bring about an effective breakthrough in the deadlock of under development we are mired in. in the connection, the graduates of Lasbela University will play pivotal role. These views were expressed while addressing the second convocation of Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marin Sciences. He said education is essential for development and hopefully the 299 graduates of Lasbela University would play their role in the development of the country. He said that the Lesbela Technical College would soon be made functional to meet the shortage of skilled human resource in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He said that not only the students from Lesbela University but also that of other parts of the province would also benefit from the college. He stressed upon the youth to focus on education for the development of province in particular and for country in general. Prior to this Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Dost Mohammad Baloch threw light on performance of the Lesbela University. Member of Provincial Assembly Prince Ahmed Ali and notables and great of number of parents and students were also present on the occasion.


FebOur Kashmiri brethren are struggling for right to self determination since long. Pakistan Supports their this struggle and it is our stand Kashmir in Indian Held Kashmir should be given right of plebiscite under UNO resolutions so that they could decide their fate at their own. This was stated by Baluchistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai in his message on Kashmir solidarity Day being observed February 5. Governor said observing Solidarity Day at the national level is aimed to draw world attention towards Kashmiri peoples struggle. He aid people of Balochistan also support their Kashmiri brethren and support their struggle. He prayed may Allah give Kashmiris success in their just struggle.


JanGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has urged need of making collective efforts for provision of basic amenities of life to the people. He expressed these views while talking to a five member delegation of Loralai which was headed by Akhtar Shah Lala. He said that it is responsibility of local bodies to resolve problems of people on their door steps. The delegation apprised the Governor about various problems being confronted by people of Loralai.


JanPresident Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan arrived on a three day visit to Quetta, where the President was received by provincial ministers, MPAs and other government officials. During the three day visit, the president would meet Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai besides various delegations including parliamentarians, chamber of commerce and media associated persons in Quetta.


JanGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Governor Sindh Justice (Retd) Saeedulzaman Siddiqui. In a condolence message, he said his services in field of Judiciary will be remembered for keeps. Governor Balochistan prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed sympathy with bereaved family.


JanGovernor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has urged to formulate a comprehensive strategy to enhance production of food grains and create awareness among the masses with regard to healthy diet. He was talking to the country director of World Food program Mr. Finbarr Curran at the Governor House in Quetta. The Governor stressed government and international agencies’ to overcome the death rate among women by ensuring nutrition and health facilities to the mother and child in the province.


JanGovernor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Governor Sindh Justice (Retd) Saeedulzaman Siddiqui. In a condolence message, he said his services in field of Judiciary will be remembered for keeps. Governor Balochistan prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed sympathy with bereaved family.


JanBalochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that with completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor, the entire region would become prosperous and economic stagnancy would end and new markets would be found for exports. This Corridor would be expanded up-to Russia, and consequently the entire Southern and central Asia would become the hub of economic and trad activities. This he said while speaking with Iranian Consul General based at Quetta Muhammad Rafiei here Thursday. During their meeting, they exchanged views on changes taking place in the region, Pakistan Iran mutual relations, law & order situation and further improving economic, trade and cultural relations between Pakistan and Iran were discussed. He said that Gwadar and Chahbahar are not only sister ports but can be helpful for progress and prosperity in the region for each other. Governor said present government has adopted solid measures for boasting up Pak-Iran border trade and desires to improve it further. He said that Pakistan and Iran are two neighborly brother countries and their mutual cooperation would pave a away for combined prosperous economic future.


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