QUETTA - Chief Minister, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said that Balochistan is facing fifth insurgency now-a-days and the previous four were countered through dialogues process. “The 18th Amendment is a healthy development in the past 63 years and the Centre would become stronger after devolution of power to the federal unites,” he added.

He expressed these views while talking to the officers of Senior Management Course here on Monday.

He said that the provincial government is confronting with three massive challenges including that of earthquake in Awaran district. “Contrary to the past practices of embezzlement, the sitting government ensured proper and transparent supply and distribution of relief goods among the affectees; therefore no compliant of corruption and mismanagement has surfaced,” he added.

The CM said that the second challenge was maintenance of peace during Muharramul Haram, and the government remained successful by ensuring peace during the month.

The third main challenge was conduct of the local government polls, which has also been completed successfully, he added.

“During the electoral process, all administrative machinery was working under the Election Commission,” he said, adding that the EC received no letter of complaint because they had strived hard for the formation of an independent and impartial election commission and would maintain its autonomy and freedom at any situation.

Referring to law and order in the province, Baloch said that Balochistan is confronting with uncertain situation, but law and order situation has improved to a great extent during past six months. He said that national highways have been made quite safe, and Police and Levies were being made functional to curb crimes. “Culture of appointment on political basis in police department is being discouraged,” he added.

The CM said that Balochistan was used to be known for its corruption but during the last six months, the government has taken such steps that nobody could point finger at the ruling setup. “Quetta has been become a ruined city and those who have looted the resources would be brought to justice,” he vowed.

The CM said that the government is focusing on education, health, mining, agriculture and livestock; therefore it augmented 20 per cent in educational budget.

He said six new universities and three medical colleges would be constructed adding that agriculture, the backbone of provincial economy, is also being reformed. “The government is working on construction of 200 dams in different parts of the province,” he added.