Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed to immediately release Rs34 billion for Balochistan.
The order was issued after a meeting of the leaders of Balochistan Awami Party with the prime minister.
The PM said the BAP is a strong coalition partner in the Centre, adding the prosperity of Balochistan is the government’s foremost priority.
He further vowed to address the reservations of Balochistan.
Earlier, PM Sharif formed a committee to address the reservations of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) regarding the development projects and issues faced by the province.
The prime minister constituted the body as a BAP delegation, headed by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, called on him.
The committee would comprise Senate Chairman Sanjrani, Khalid Hussain Magsi, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidari, Agha Hassan Baloch, Ishaq Dar, Ahsan Iqbal, Dr Musaddiq Malik, Azam Nazeer Tarar and Manzoor Kakar.
The prime minister tasked the committee with holding a detailed consultation and presenting a report to him within a week.
The meeting will hold its first meeting on Monday, and its recommendations accommodated in the next year’s federal budget.
The Balochistan chief minister also withdrew his decision to boycott the budget proceedings.
In the meeting, the BAP decided to take part in the budget session and extend its full support to the government.
The prime minister said that being an important coalition partner, the BAP played a key role in every decision-making of the government.
He said Balochistan’s development could not be carried out without the BAP’s input and that the country’s progress was linked with that of the province.
The Senate chairman appreciated the prime minister for his keen interest and special measures for the uplift of Balochistan.
Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar, BAP Parliamentary Leader Khalid Magsi and Senator Naseebullah Bazai also attended the meeting.