QUETTA - Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Aslam Raisani, has said President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani were not honouring their promises made to Balochistan. “Lack of attention towards Balochistan by federal government is augmenting differences between federal and the province,” he added.He expressed these views in a meeting with Federal Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheik in Islamabad on Friday. Chief Minister said that the gravity of issues of Balochistan was not being understood on federal level and commitments made by federal government were yet honoured. “It has been two years since Zardari laid the foundation of Windar Dam but still work has not started on the project. Similarly, the federal government had declared Gwadar a duty free zone but no notification had been issued,” Chief Minister Balochistan remarked. He said there was no doubt that he belonged to PPP but first he belonged to Balochistan. “If promises announced by the government are not fulfilled then how will we face our people,” he said, and added how PPP would beg votes from the people of Balochistan. The CM said people of Balochistan wanted attention from the federal government which was still missing. “Prime Minister over the past three years directed early completion of highways projects in Balochistan. But owing to non provision of funds the highways in the province were not completed on stipulated period and now they are in dilapidated condition,” he added. Federal Minister for communication Arbab Alamgir confessed that federal government was not issuing funds for the highways. “I appealed to the President and PM to take notice of why the concerned federal authorities are not implementing the projects they announced,” Raisani said. Federal Finance Minister, Abdul Hafeez Sheik, termed the complaints of the CM as legitimate and assured that all available funds would be used in Balochistan. Besides, more founds would be issued to the province for the completion of work on highways he assured. A committee was also formed headed by Chief Secretary Balochistan, Federal Secretary Communication, Federal Secretary Finance and Chairman NHA to look after issuance of founds for the projects. The Chief Minister said that only 5000 thousand jobs had been given under ‘Aghaz Haqooq Balochistan Package’ and now Federal Government was asking provincial government to regularize them and pay their salaries. “It had been promised in Balochistan Package that Federal Government will bear all expenses,” he recalled. Chief Minister said that if President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani wanted success in the next general elections in Balochistan then they would have to pay attention to the province. He said a handful of miscreants could not get Balochistan but policy makers sitting in Pak- Secretariat in Islamabad were bent on destabilizes the country.