QUETTA Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani, has complained that Islamabad is not serious in addressing the grievances of the province. We want development, education and resolution of all problems but we have no say in Islamabad, he stated this while speaking on a joint resolution about delay in completion of National Highways in the province during Balochistan Assemblys session which was held with Deputy Speaker Muhammad Matiullah Agha in the chair on Monday. The joint resolution was moved in the House by Provincial Minister for Food Asfandyar Kakar asking the Provincial Government to approach the Federal Government to ensure early completion of Quetta-Chaman-Yaro, Quetta-Zhob-Dera Ismail Khan and Turbat-Gwadar-Panjgour highways. Raisani told the House that he had met with concerned authorities of NHA several times in Islamabad while Prime Minister Gilani had also assured that no cut would be made in Balochistans funds. On the record Prime Minister had announced of making no cut in Balochistans funds but Planning Commission is not ready to accept it, he added. The Chief Minister said that IGFC in a statement had himself recognised that FC was not working under the Provincial Government rather it was working under the Interior Ministry. Earlier, taking part in the debate on the resolution, Provincial Ministers, including Asfandyar Kakar, Sardar Aslam Bezinjo, Syed Ehsan Shah, Captain (Retd) Abdul Khaliq Achakzai, Jaffar Khan Mandokhel and Pir Abdul Qadir Gilani said that construction work on different national highways in the province which started in previous government were yet to be completed. Though funds for projects have been issued, the work is almost stopped in different areas, they said, adding that different contractors had left the projects and now work was being given to different companies instead of tendering them in newspapers in accordance with rules and regulations. Provincial Minister for Revenue and leader of ANP, Engineer Zamarak Khan regretted over the attitude of the Federal Government, saying Balochistan Assembly had passed a number of resolutions over issues but the Federal Government was paying no attention towards them. The legislators said that Federal government instead of making a cut on Public Development Sector Funds (PSDP) should reduce its own non-development expenditures and defence budget. They said that after their efforts, Federal government had approved two universities for Balochistan in Kech and Loralai districts but no practical steps were taken in this regard. When the Chair put the resolution to vote, the House approved it unanimously with some amendments. Senior Parliamentarian and leader of PML-Q Shiekh Jaffar Khan Mandokhel said that flood had badly affected the canal system of the agriculture lands and if these canals were not immediately repaired the flood affectees would not be able to get crops next year that would further aggravate the situation. He also criticised the Federal Government, saying merely announcement of Rs 50 million could not help millions of victims and demanded that Federal government should announce more funds from its kitty and ensure their early release. Provincial Health Minister Ainullah Shams said that a cut should be made on the allowances of President, Prime Minister, Governors and Chief Ministers of all provinces, ministers, MPAs, MNAs, Senators and officers of above grade 18 and the amount should be spent on the rehabilitation of flood victims. Agriculture Minister, Asad Baloch said that the landlords of Sindh diverted floods to Balochistan to protect their lands which caused Rs 20 billion losses in agriculture sector of the province only. He stressed that Balochistans share in Kerry Lugar Bill should be spent for the proper rehabilitation of flood victims. He also recommended that Chief Minister Balochistan should arrange a donors conference in Balochistan and sent formal invitation to all neighbouring countries to attract donations.