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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

New districts & divisions established in Balochistan

To ease and improve the administrative affairs of Balochistan, new divisions and districts have been created. With correct planning and the best use of the available resources, Balochistan could be made into a wealthy, prosperous, and developed province.

According to Balochistan’s Revenue department, a new division, and two new districts have been established in the province.

The new division has been set up under the name of “Loralai” and the new district has been named “Chaman.”

After the formation of the new division, the Zhob division will be divided into two divisions and the Qila Abdullah district into two districts.

The Loralai division will comprise Loralai, Musakhail, Barkhan, and Duki districts, while Zhob, Qila Saifullah, and Sherani will be part of the Zhob division.

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After the divisions, Qila Abdullah will consist of tehsils, Qila Abdullah, Gulistan, and sub-tehsil Deobandi.

The Chaman district will include tehsil city Chaman and tehsil Saddar Chaman.

The Balochistan cabinet had given the approval to form the new district and division during a meeting on June 18.

Facilitating the people of Balochistan

On June 18, 2021, Chief Minister of Balochistan, Jamal Khan directed the senior Member Board of Revenue (MBR) to form a Steering Committee to review the establishment of new Tehsils and districts all over the province as per the needs of the population.

The Steering Committee was tasked with providing a comprehensive database in collaboration with the Divisional Commissioner.

According to the Chief Minister of Balochistan, the population is increasing in the urban localities due to the lack of facilities in the rural areas. The facilities in urban areas are also facing a shortage due to the influx of the population.

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Jamal Khan also said that the population of areas would obviously increase where the trade centers would be established on the CPEC and border venues.

Furthermore, with correct planning and the best use of the available resources, Balochistan could be made into a wealthy, prosperous, and developed province.

Therefore, with the formation of new tehsils, districts, and divisions, there will be an improvement in the financial and administrative affairs of the province. The people would also be able to have education, health, and civic facilities in their own respective areas.

Currently, Balochistan has seven divisions and 35 districts.

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