QUETTA-Balochistan Cabinet has decided to restore Divisional Commissionerate system in Balochistan besides restoring Qazi Courts in six districts of the province. This decision was made in the meeting of provincial Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani. The Cabinet discussed Commissionerate system and decided to restore the six previous division of Balochistan which were abolished after introduction of new Local Govt system by the previous govt. The participants of Cabinet meeting also recommended for restoration of District Magistracy System, however, Chief Secretary Balochistan Nasir Mehmood Khosa told the meeting that this matter is concerned with the Federal govt ,therefore, approval of Prime Minister and Federal govt was needed in this connection. The Chief Minister said that he would soon talk with the Federal govt. The meeting discussed the proposed project of construction of Hangol Dam in district Lasbela. The Cabinet decided to cancel the agreement which was reached between previous provincial govt and PAF regarding allotment of land to the latter. The land would be allotted for proposed Hangol Dam which could irrigate more than one lakh hectare of land. The Cabinet decided to approach the Federal govt for construction of dams. The Cabinet also decided to restore Qazi courts in six districts of Balochistan including Gwadar, Khuzdar, Panjgoor, Nasirabad, Sibi and Turbat. It may be mentioned that during previous govts these Qazi courts were abolished and decisions were made to replace them with Civil Courts. The Cabinet expressed its reservations about abolishment of Qazi courts and gave approval for its restoration. Speaking on this occasion, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani said that Shariah laws were supreme and there was no need of any discussions about these laws. The meeting also gave approval for audit of Dist govts and Local Councils while it also decided to remove ban on transfer and posting of grade-17 officers. The Chief Secretary informed the Cabinet that because of efforts of provincial govt, Gwadar Port had become operational and so far 7 ships bringing urea had anchored while 4 more ships would be anchored on January 21st. This had increased the commercial activities in the area and different shipping agents were also establishing their offices in Gawadar increasing the prices of land there. He said that during next 4 months there would be a lot of activities at Gwadar Port because 9 lakh tonnes wheat would also arrive at Gwadar Port. He said that because of personal efforts of Chief Minister the dredging of Pasni fish harbour has started and it would be re- operational soon, providing opportunities of benefit to 3,000 fishermen of the area. Chief Secretary said exploration of oil and gas was continuing in different areas of Balochistan and NOCs had been issued for this purpose in Kila Saifullah, Zhob, Musa Khail, Lasbela, Awaran and Washok. He said that work on drilling of four wells for gas exploration in Jahal Magsi was continuing while work has been completed on one well. He said that supply of gas from Zarghoon gas field to Quetta and adjacent areas was being started and it would be completed in six months. He said that gas exploration has also started in Dadar area. He said that govt of Punjab was providing free treatment and dialysis facility to people of six districts of Balochistan bordering with Punjab. Addressing the Cabinet,the Chief Minister said that his govt was working in the larger interest of Balochistan with the consultation and cooperation of provincial Cabinet. 'I am proud that my colleagues are playing their full role in development of province', he said, adding, provincial govt had started its struggle for achievement of right of ownership of local people and hoped that it would succeed in its efforts. The Cabinet meeting strongly condemned aggression of Israel on Gaza strip and offered Fateha for souls of those people who were killed in the attacks.