QUETTA: In view of its rising population, the Balochistan cabinet agreed to set up new administrative sub-divisions in the province and established a sub-committee of the cabinet to be led by Saleem Ahmed Khosa, the minister of revenue.
The decision in this respect was taken at a cabinet meeting here on Wednesday chaired by Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani.
It was stated at the meeting that the logistical challenges that involved the creation of new sub-divisions were growing due to the increasing population of the province.
At the conference, it was agreed that a senior member of the Board of Revenue, Secretaries of Law, Utilities and General Administration and a divisional member would be included in the Cabinet Sub-Committee to deal with administrative and other matters.
At its meeting, the Provincial Cabinet approved the draught of the Balochistan Power Production Act 2020 to consolidate energy policy in the province, to properly execute programmes and projects for accessible energy resources and to encourage private sector investment in the energy sector.
The cabinet meeting accepted a grant for the National Coronavirus Response and Dependence Strategy and the National Inclusive Education Programme when addressing the effects of Covid-19.
The cabinet meeting also approved the proposal to change the names of the growth schemes of the irrigation department and the amendments to the Balochistan Arts Council Act, 2018, to constitute the council’s board.
The meeting also approved the 2009 allocation rules process for the allocation of the official residence facility in Quetta. An official citizen may be reserved on behalf of the daughter of a former government employee under an amendment to the rules. Earlier, the allocation rules did not contain it.
The Balochis-tan Judicial Academy Contributory Provi-dent Funds rules 2019 and Pension rules 2019 have also been approved by the cabinet.
When addressing matters relating to the health service, the cabinet accepted ad-hoc and contract appointments of medical officers, lady medical officers, dental surgeons, health department staff nurses, and appointments of medical colleges and teaching hospitals to specialist cadre posts and teacher cadre posts.