Skip to main content

0.4m lose jobs in Balochistan as poverty rises to 68%


QUETTA: Talking about the impact of coronavirus on the provincial economy during the lockdown, Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani on Thursday said that the poverty rate in the province has increased from 40 to 68 per cent whereas 400,000 workers also lost their jobs.

While speaking to the media in Quetta, he said the number of corona cases in Balochistan is steadily increasing.

“The average number of corona cases per week is 1,600 to 1,700. At present, more than 1,200 corona tests are being conducted daily in five laboratories across the province,” Shahwani said. “All the tests are being done at the official level. The imported cases are 2% and the local transmission rate is 98%. People from all walks of life have been affected by corona. So far, 287 doctors have been infected with corona and five have been martyred. Two hundred government officials, 111 police officers and officials, parliamentarians and people from the judiciary have also been affected.

”The GoB spokesperson added that the first case of coronavirus in the province was reported 100 days ago and so far 8,794 people have been affected by it. He informed that the Regional Blood Center has initiated process of plasma therapy in Quetta.”

More kits are being called for capacity building of plasma therapy,” Shahwani said. “145 ventilators have been demanded from NDMA and so far 20 ventilators have been provided but there is also a shortage of trained staff.

”He went on to say that the demand for oxygen has also increased. “There are some problems in this regard and it is likely that they will be resolved soon.”


Responding to a query regarding repatriation of Pakistanis stranded abroad, he said, “our people in the Gulf states are worried as there are no flights to Quetta.”

Replying to a question pertaining to provincial development schemes, Shahwani said that equal development schemes have been set up in the budget for all constituencies of Balochistan. “Our priority is the people and their interests.”

The provincial spokesperson concluded that out of Rs650 billion for the provinces, Rs 85 billion has been allocated to Balochistan which amounts to 13 per cent. “The prime minister has assured not to drop any schemes. In the past, priority was not given to CPEC and issues of Balochistan but things will change now.”

Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2020

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2245725/1-0-4m-lose-jobs-balochistan-poverty-rises-68/?amp=1

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SSG Commando Muddassir Iqbal of Pakistan Army

“ Commando Muddassir Iqbal was part of the team who conducted Army Public School operation on 16 December 2014. In this video he reveals that he along with other commandos was ordered to kill the innocent children inside school, when asked why should they kill children after killing all the terrorist he was told that it would be a chance to defame Taliban and get nation on the side. He and all other commandos killed children and later Taliban was blamed. Muddassir Iqbal has deserted the military and now he is  with mujahedeen somewhere in AF PAK border area” For authenticity of  this tape journalists can easy reach to his home town to interview his family members or   ISPR as he reveals his army service number” Asalam o Alaikum: My name is Muddassir Iqbal. My father’s name is Naimat Ali. I belong to Sialkot divison (Punjab province), my village is Shamsher Poor and district, tehsil and post office  Narowal. Unfortunately I was working in Pakistan army. I feel embarrassed to tell yo

CPEC Jobs in Pakistan, salary details

JOBS...نوکریاں چائنہ کمپنی میں Please help the deserving persons... Salary: Salary package in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in these 300,000 jobs shall be on daily wages. The details of the daily wages are as follows; Welder: Rs. 1,700 daily Heavy Duty Driver: Rs. 1,700 daily Mason: Rs. 1,500 daily Helper: Rs. 850 daily Electrician: Rs. 1,700 daily Surveyor: Rs. 2,500 daily Security Guard: Rs. 1,600 daily Bulldozer operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Concrete mixer machine operator: Rs. 2,000 daily Roller operator: Rs. 2,000 daily Steel fixer: Rs. 2,200 daily Iron Shuttering fixer: Rs. 1,800 daily Account clerk: Rs. 2,200 daily Carpenter: Rs. 1,700 daily Light duty driver: Rs. 1,700 daily Labour: Rs. 900 daily Para Engine mechanic: Rs. 1,700 daily Pipe fitter: Rs. 1,700 daily Storekeeper: Rs. 1,700 daily Office boy: Rs. 1,200 daily Excavator operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Shovel operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Computer operator: Rs. 2,200 daily Security Supervisor: Rs.

A ‘European Silk Road’

publication_icon Philipp Heimberger ,  Mario Holzner and Artem Kochnev wiiw Research Report No. 430, August 2018  43 pages including 10 Tables and 17 Figures FREE DOWNLOAD The German version can be found  here . In this study we argue for a ‘Big Push’ in infrastructure investments in greater Europe. We propose the building of a European Silk Road, which connects the industrial centres in the west with the populous, but less developed regions in the east of the continent and thereby is meant to generate more growth and employment in the short term as well as in the medium and long term. After its completion, the European Silk Road would extend overland around 11,000 kilometres on a northern route from Lisbon to Uralsk on the Russian-Kazakh border and on a southern route from Milan to Volgograd and Baku. Central parts are the route from Lyon to Moscow in the north and from Milan to Constanţa in the south. The southern route would link Central Europe with the Black Sea area and