QUETTA  - Through a resolution, Balochistan Assembly in its session on Wednesday demanded formation of new educational institutions in Chaman, a bordering town near Afghanistan.

The session of Balochistan Assembly presided over by Speaker Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali started 40 minutes late from its exact schedule.

Provincial Minister and leader of PKMAP Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Dr Hamid Khan Achakzai and Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai moved the resolution.

The resolution said that Chaman was a densely populated and prominent business city of Balochistan but it had only one high school and a degree college. The resolution demanded that on the basis of merit cadet college, polytechnic institute and a residential college be established in the Chaman city which should be equipped with all modern requirements.

The house adopted the resolution when the chair put it for vote.

Speaking on a point of order, PKMAP leader Nasrullah Zeray said the Sui Southern Gas Company had promised provision of new connections to new areas of the city but had kept no amount for provision of gas pipelines.

Therefore, he added, applications of people seeking connections were not entertained.

NP leader Dr Shama Ishaq Baloch said 60 cases of Congo virus had been reported this year, adding that Congo was a deadly virus and serious steps were needed to be taken for its prevention.

On a point of order, Dr Ruqia Hashimi while drawing attention of the house towards vacant position of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Quetta, said due to absence of a DC the people were suffering a lot. She said the post was vacant for the last four months.

Later, some members of the PML-N and Q-League, including Mir Zulfiqar Bugti, Dr Ruqia Hashmi, Mir Abdul Karim Nosherwani, Sardar Saleh Muhammad Bhootani, Ghulam Dastagir Badini and Santosh Kumar staged a walkout protest against raid carried out by law enforcement agencies on MPA Mir Sarfraz Domki’s residence.

Later, PML-Q parliamentary leader Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mandokhel persuaded the protesting members and brought them back to the house.

At this, provincial minister and leader of the PKMAP said that law enforcement agencies should have informed speaker before conducting a raid on the residence of provincial lawmaker.

NP leader Sardar Aslam Bezinjo also strongly condemned the attitude of law enforcement agencies.