ISLAMABAD - Elected government of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is losing its credibility due to the appointment of blue-eyed in important public sector entities by violating the merit.

This concern was raised in Senate’s sub-committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, which held here under the chair Senator Fateh Muhammad Hasni at Parliament House on Tuesday.

Similarly, the committee has noted that public sector entities are not performing well due to adhocism in these organisations. Members were of the opinion that every department is running on adhocism. The committee members observed that government is appointing blue-eyed in public sector entities by violating the merit. Similarly, the government is giving top slots to joiner officers by ignoring seniors, which is causing disappointment in high-ups, the committee noted. 

The Senate body has decided to constitute a commission to disclose the fact behind slow pace of development work in Balochistan. The committee members said that no one is taking responsibility of delay and escalation cost of projects. Therefore, the commission would inform the nation about causes, details and responsible persons for delay in developmental projects, which costs have sharply increased due to delay. The committee members observed that initial cost of Makran coastal highway was Rs 15 billion, which later increased to Rs 17 billion due to delay in the project.

The Senate body showed concern that economic hub of the central Asia ‘Gwadar Port’ is not functional so far, which could play vital role in the development of Pakistan. The committee recommended using scientific equipment in Balochistan to remove the hurdles causing due to hilly areas of the province. The committee directed to activate the monitoring cell established in Planning Commission to evaluate the quality of ongoing projects across the country particularly in Balochistan.

The Senate body also recommended the government to lift ban on recruitment in motorway police to prevent the Balochistan’s roads from criminal activities. Similarly, the committee members also recommended appointing motorway police in main highways of Balochistan like other provinces to ensure road safety and security by implementing the traffic rules. Legislators said that Balochistan is large province with many highways but due to poor law and order situation and absence of patrolling, travelers faces difficulties. Absence of motorway police at highways resulting into increasing number of traffic incidents and criminal activities, Senators observed

Senator Fateh Muhammad Hassani directed the departments concerned to ensure transparent‚ judicious and efficient use of funds released from the national exchequer for the social uplift for the masses in the country.

Besides high officials of the Ministries of Planning and Development, NHA, Communication, Senators, Kalsoom Parveen, Hamayun Khan Mandokhel attended the meeting.