ISLAMABAD  - Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik has said that the federal and provincial governments are on same page on resolving the issues being faced by the province, such as terrorism, target killings, missing persons and law & order situation.

Talking to a private news channel, the Chief Minister said the provincial government was responsible to maintain peace and tranquility in the province while the Federal Government had assured to provide every kind of assistance for the purpose.

Replying to a question, he claimed that after his assuming the office, the number of target killings and missing persons had decreased in the province. It was his top priority to bring the disgruntled people to the negotiating table for restoring peace in the province, he added.

He said the Balochistan government had presented a development budget and it increased the educational budget from four to 24 per cent. Dr Abdul Malik said that 18th constitutional amendment was a big change and his becoming chief minister was a great shift in the politics of the country.

CDA to set up limited company for good governance:  The Capital Development Authority is in the process of establishing a limited company as its subsidiary to ensure good governance and enhance operational efficiency.

According to the CDA spokesman, the formation of the limited company was in concurrence with the CDA ordinance and not in violation of the Supreme Court verdict vis-a-vis absence of legal framework in CDA to enter into Public Private Partnership. He said the proposed company shall be wholly owned by the CDA, and function as its subsidiary.

The company is proposed to be formed to introduce modern corporate governance, in line with the policy and vision of the present government to restructure the public sector organisations. The formation of a limited company would improve the operational efficiency, transparency and good governance under the principles of modern corporate governance.

Moreover, such companies are already established by the federal and provincial governments. Previously, CDA was managing such tasks through Project Management Unit, which has recently been abolished. The formation of company will not in any way lead to Public Private Partnership, which if required will not be done without the requisite provisions in the law.

The CDA further assured that while raising this limited company, no step shall be taken that violates the judgment of the apex court. The spokesman reiterated that neither any approval of the Prime Minister was required in this case, nor any such approval is sought and given by the Prime Minister.