Politics

Lesser number of Ministries and more ministers in Balochistan

Pakistan’s population wise smallest province of Baluchistan has biggest cabinet of 44 ministers. More than the existing ministries. Baluchistan has got a coalition led by PPP’s Nawab Aslam Raisani. Most of the JUI and Pakistan Muslim League (Q) members have switched loyalties and joint the provincial government. Only opposition member in Baluchistan Assembly is former Federal Minister yar Muhammad Rind. A PPP minister Sadiq Umrani told ,”now we have ministers from PML (Q),JUi and also from BNP and JWP”. He agreed that there are lesser number of ministries and more ministers.
Yar Muhammad Rind is in Opposition because of tribal feud with Raisanis. Rind tribesmen had killed father of Chief Minister Aslam Raisani—-former Governor of Baluchistan Ghaus Buz Raisani in mid 80s during an ambush at Dhadhar near Sibbi.

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Azhar Masood

Azhar Masood is Controller of News in PTV, and Chief Instructor of PTV Academy, working for Arab News. He has Covered Iraq War from Baghdad for CNN, BBC, FOX News, and Al-Jazeera and other regional channels. He covered conflict in Bosnia Herzegovina. He interviewed Yasir Arafat of Palestine, Paul Wolfoweit, Prime Minister Jean Ghteyan of Canada, Dr. Amar Musa of Egypt, Mr. Haris Slajic, Prime Minister of Bosnia Dr. Akbar Ali Vallayati, former Foreign Minister of Iran, President Kumaratunge of Sri Lanka, Mr. Kumar Su Bramanyem, Director of National Defence Institute of India, Mr. Hamid Karzai President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ahmad Chalabi of Iraq National Congress, Mr. Hoshyar Zubari, Vice President Kurdish Democratic Party of Iraq

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