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Concurrent list to be removed from constitution within year

QUETTA: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has said the concurrent list would be eliminated from constitution within one year as the present government is committed to ensure protection of rights of all federating units. Addressing the Balochistan cabinet in Quetta on Friday, Yousaf Raza Gilani said that Balochistan has been deprived of its due rights and the government decided to convene the All Parties Conference to promote reconciliation in the province and bring it back on board.

He said the government decided to take important decisions for the development of the province. The Prime Minister said the government will ensure the implementation of six percent quota of jobs for the province in federal government services. He said the federal cabinet would direct all concerned departments to ensure the implementation of this quota.

He said five officers belonging to the province was promoted to Grade 22 today to maintain balance in the federal service. He assured the cabinet that the federal government will take into confidence all stakeholders in the province while changing the old administrative structure. Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani said the federal government will take all possible measures to recover all missing persons of Balochistan. He said the Advisor on Interior was directed to take immediate action in this regard.

About the cases against the Baloch leader, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, the Prime Minister instructed the federal and provincial governments to withdraw the cases against him and release him immediately. He said that the province would be provided one lakh tones of wheat immediately.

In addition Punjab would provide Balochistan fifty thousand tons flour, in addition to three lakh tones of wheat to be provided by PASSCO. Also two lakh tones of imported wheat will also be given to the province. He urged the members of the provincial cabinet to play their role in maintenance of law and order situation.

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