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Budget of the Province

Jinnah's Ideals

“The members of the [Balochistan] Advisory Council will, of course, be nominated but let me assure you, gentlemen, that it will not be a nominal body. It will have the power to advise the Governor-General on any matter which in its opinion is connected with the good of the Province. Similarly, the Governor-General will refer to any matter which may come before him through the Chief Commissioner for the opinion and advice of the council. The Budget of the Province, for instance, will be checked and scrutinized first by the Advisory Council in all its details and it will be free to submit its recommendations to the Governor-General.”

- Mr. Jinnah / Quaid-e-Azam

- Speech:  New Era of Progress for Baluchistan

- Context: Speech at Sibi Durbar 

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Deeper reflections

We’ve previously covered our national mission of manifesting Mr. Jinnah’s doctrine of guaranteeing a uniform measure of autonomy among all provinces. To fast-track, this national mission of politically empowering the people of Balochistan by giving them a meaningful voice in their administration - the citizens of Pakistan are inclined to recommend Mr. Jinnah’s model in which an Advisory Council - that consists of acknowledged representatives of Balochistan - directly and closely collaborates with the premier of the country. Read more here.

This Advisory Council will consist of nominated individuals who:

  • Belong to and fully represent all ethnicities and sects within Balochistan

  • Possess education and broad sense of vision for the economic, social and political destiny of Balochistan

  • Exhibit selflessness, honesty and courage for the cause of the people of Balochistan

This Advisory Council will have the power to directly advise the Premier of the country over any matter that directly concerns the welfare of the people of Balochistan. Conversely, the Premier of Pakistan will directly seek advice from this Advisory Council over all matters pertaining to Balochistan such as CPEC, Gwadar Port, natural resources and various others.

 

The Advisory Council will possess real authority. For instance - it will have the ability to deeply scrutinize the budget of the province and provide recommendations to the Federal Government.

 

In this spirit and mode of operations - Balochistan’s pathway to political autonomy will be set on an accelerated trajectory.

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