Pakistan: Balochistan in economic crisis due to absence of govt aid

The economic situation in the Balochistan province of Pakistan is getting worse with every passing day as the Pakistani area has not received any monetary support from the government

The economic situation in the Balochistan province of Pakistan is getting worse with every passing day as the Pakistani area has not received any monetary support from the government in the past three months. The government of Balochistan hopes to use the said economic assistance in rehabilitation and reconstruction following the floods in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s prominent publication, Dawn, reports that the Chief Minister of Balochistan, Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo and Finance Minister Zamrak Khan Piralizai are trying to draw the government’s attention towards the provincial crisis. However, their efforts have yet to bear fruit.

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Reportedly, the government of Balochistan is supposed to receive PKR 11 billion from the National Finance Commission (NFC) award as their share for flood relief funds.

The spokesperson of the Balochistan government expanded on the difficult financial situation the Province faces as they did not receive their fair share of funding from the central government.

The spokesperson elaborated that the Province has not received any flood relief funds either. The floods damaged several parts of the country and left thousands of Pakistanis homeless. The floods affected 28 of the 35 districts of the Province.

Meanwhile, the government spokesperson of Balochistan informed the news media that most of Balochistan’s budget is spent on maintaining peace and order in the Province.

The Province of Balochistan faces the issues of terror attacks and terror-related activities Province. In addition to dealing with terror threats from the border areas of Afghanistan, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are also reeling under desperate economic conditions.

Border areas are dealing with severe inflation, high commodity prices and insecurity. Meanwhile, they have remained unable to reconstruct following the devastating floods that hit Pakistan in the final few months of 2022,

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Reportedly, the government of Pakistan is also dealing with issues regarding its economic conditions trying to find a way out of the crisis with help from foreign agencies and allies. .

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