QUETTA: The Balochistan cabinet on Monday declared conducting interest-based business in the province as a punishable offence.
The provincial cabinet, which met with Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch in the chair, also clamped a complete ban on the transportation of fuel and other inflammable substances via public transport in the wake of Saturday’s tragic accident in Hub in which dozens of people perished. It directed the police and Levies force to ensure implementation of the ban.
The chief minister observed that the death of dozens of people in Hub was a tragedy, adding that the transportation of fuel in the passenger bus caused the massive fire. He underlined the need to stop the recurrence of such incidents in the future.
Dr Malik announced that his government would not allow transportation of petrol, diesel, gas and other inflammable substances through passenger buses. The provincial cabinet also prayed for the departed souls.
The cabinet decided to fill the vacant posts in districts of the province and directed the Balochistan Services and General Administration Department to approach the Federal Establishment Division for lifting the ban on government jobs in the federal departments, semi-government and autonomous bodies.
Dr Malik Baloch vowed to come up to the expectations of the masses and said appointments on the vacant posts on district level would be made on the basis of merit.The cabinet also reviewed the pace of work on the development projects and directed to gear up the pace of work on them.
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