QUETTA (APP) - The Balochistan government has formulated a committee of experts which would plead the case of the province in the sessions of National Finance Commission (NFC) expected to be held in July. Briefing the media persons about the provincial budget for the year 2009-10 here at the officers mess club along with Secretary Finance Mehfooz Ali Khan, the minister said that he had already met the chief ministers of the Punjab, NWFP and Sindh as a representative of the provincial government and persuaded them to support the proposals of Balochistan while exacting the provincial shares in the national resources. The minister hoped that the next NFC award would be encouraging and expectedly embody the recommendations of the Balochistan govt. Earlier, throwing light on the budget the minister said that the provincial government surpassed its Revenue target of Rs. 3.5b and generated Rs. 3.7b despite the global financial crisis and poor law and order situation in the country in general and the province in particular. Moreover, the provincial government, for the first time in the history was able to control its current expenditures by Rs. 1.5b when the total budget of Rs. 47.5b was revised and reset at Rs. 46.1b. He mentioned that the biggest cause, among the others was the creation of two new departments and restoration of Commissionarate System which exhorted an extra burden of Rs. 147m on the meager provincial exchequer. The provincial government has also committed Rs. 210m for the uplift of two nascent districts Sherani and Harnai. The government also paid Rs. 89 million to compensate life loss of law enforcing agencies and the loss of property of the general public. He said that provincial government has proposed increase in subsidy for atta from Rs. 600 million to Rs. 1b in addition to Rs. two billion subsidy which were being to the Agriculture Tube Wells across the province. Gailo and Secretary Finance Mehfooz Ali Khan, who ably tackled the technical as well as pinching questions of media representatives revealed that being the soul employer the government has created 4212 new posts in various departments which would push the total number of vacancies to 15,000. The secretary finance stressed the establishment of small and medium power generating units, chromite and granite processing plants and other industrial units in the province in order to accommodate the increasing number of unemployed educated youths of Balochistan. He however, expressed satisfaction over the flourishing Xamaulang (Chamalang) Coalmines where around 60,000 people were working in different capacities. Explaining the commitment of the provincial government to the promotion of education, Gailo said that Rs. 453m had been earmarked for the development of Education and Research opportunities in Balochistan. Moreover, the government has also set aside Rs. 76 million which would be awarded as scholarships to the talented students of Balochistan.