Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch on Monday demanded of the Federal government to enhance the share of his province in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) in the forthcoming budget 2015-16, to be announced on June 5.

The demand of increasing Balochistan's share in PSDP came during a meeting of Chief Minister, Baluchistan Abdul Malik Baloch with Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar here in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, Finance Minister said the Federal Government fully supported development activities in all the provinces. However, the Ministry of Planning and Development and the National Economic Council were the right forum to take a decision regarding increase in PSDP share, Dar added.

Ishaq Dar has assured Chief Minister Balochistan, that compensation to the Mirani Dam affectees would be duly paid and the matter, which remained totally neglected by the previous regimes during the last eight years, would finally be resolved by the PML-N Government.

The Minister received the Balochistan CM for a meeting here Monday morning discussing financial matters relating to the province. He said that the Mirani Dam compensation issue deserved sympathetic consideration by both the federal as well as the Balochistan provincial governments. A coordinated effort would help us amicably resolve the matter, Dar remarked.

It may be recalled that back in first week of April, on advice by the Finance Minister, officials of the  Finance Ministry and Balochistan government team and reconciled figures regarding compensation claims. Overall economic and security situation in the Balochistan province was also reviewed on the occasion.