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Rind threatens to resign as PM advisor

QUETTA: Pakistani parliamentary leader Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in the Balochistan Assembly, Sardar Yar Mohammad Rind, threatened to resign from the post of prime minister’s special assistant on water, energy and natural resources (for the province) if it fails to solve the electricity and gas supply problems.

Speaking about a resolution proposed by the JUI-F MPA Mohammad Asghar Tareen at the Balochistan Assembly on Friday about the lack of representation of the province on the board of Quetta Electric Supply Company, Mr. Rind said he was the PM’s special assistant only to the extent of a notification issued in this regard, “but in practice I am nothing.”

Rind, who is also Minister of Education in the Balochistan cabinet, said that in the past three years he has never been invited to any meetings by the Federal Minister for Energy or entrusted with any water and energy related issue.

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Rind criticized the Sui Southern Gas Company and Wapda for “committing atrocities” against the people of Balochistan, depriving them of adequate gas and energy supplies.

He said the water and energy portfolio was given to a person who was not ready to hear from them about the difficulties faced by the people of Balochistan.

Rind said he made efforts to find a solution to the gas and electricity supply problem, but the former federal energy minister and the federal government paid no attention to his efforts.

He said the previous federal water and energy ministry was given to Omer Ayub Khan, who was in the previous PML-N government office and joined PTI shortly before forming his government in Islamabad.

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