Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the federal secretaries to visit Balochistan every month to monitor the progress of the ministries and divisions that come under the domain of the federation so that effective governance can be ensured.

In a notification issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, the prime minister said that the decision was taken because the issues “related to federal government ministries/divisions/organisations in Balochistan are not being handled promptly by the respective ministries/divisions/organisations”.

The PM’s Office said that the secretaries will visit Balochistan “at least once a month and hold meetings to resolve these issues on priority”.

“The PM has further been pleased to direct that the federal secretaries, in coordination with the Balochistan’s chief secretary, shall issue a visit program, one-week in advance of the visit under intimation to this office,” the notification read.

The PM has also directed the officials concerned to submit “post-visit reports to his office” after every visit and also send copies to the chief secretary of Balochistan.

In Jan this year, the PM visited Balochistan after 11 coal miners belonging to the Shia Hazara community were gunned down by the militants allegedly belonging to the Islamic State.


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