ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal and Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri exchanged hot words over a Sui project during Annual meeting of Plan Coordination Committee (APCC) here on Friday.

Chief Minister Zehri walked out of the meeting after difference of opinion with the federal minister turned into an intense dissent. The Balochistan CM said it was no use to sit in the meeting when Balochistan projects were not being discussed and he walked out of the meeting. He said the matter would now being raised with the Prime Minister.

On his part, Ahsan Iqbal said that he has been allocating funds for the Sui project for the last three years.

However, Iqbal, without wasting any time, went straight to Balochistan House and addressed Chief Minister’s  reservations. Reportedly, Zehri was of the opinion that Balochistan is subjected to partiality when it comes to distribution of funds among provinces.

Zehri denied any clash with the federation while talking to the media. He said that funds for Balochistan are not released on time.

The federal minister said that the Chief Minister was misinformed by his aides as the federation had issued funds for Sui project around three years back.

Balochistan government does not take PC-1 into consideration, he complained.

However, Zehri denied reports of boycott while talking to the media. Iqbal asserted that the federal government would resolve all issues of the provinces with respect to their needs.

He also talked about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) saying that it was vital for the country and progress of the region.