Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Basima is a tehseel of district Washuk. It contributes one third to total population and area of district. It is main source of technical manpower, teachers and health staff for district. A small infrastructure visible in this disadvantaged tehseel was constructed prior 2000. Afterwards no major developmental scheme initiated here. Only development it secured later on was provision of electricity to Basima town and four villages of it in 2010. Here it is worthwhile to mention that elected MPA’s of Washuk remained members of cabinet of Jam Mohammad Yousuf, Aslam Raisani and now Dr. Abdul Malik too. In past they managed to get favour of local Meers through transfer of unfriendly and politically rival employees to far flung areas and recruitment of their men at low scale posts. Some Meers were lucky enough to get micro schemes like construction of an irrigation bund, digging of a well, diesel powered motors, costing fifty thousand to 3 lac. But this time, Basima was badly ignored in allocation of PSDP 2013-14 of Mir Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Mohammad Hassani, MPA of district.
Basima was entitled to be district headquarter of newly created district Washuk due to its strategic location, accessibility and favourable climate. It was deprived of this right. Basimains swallowed this bitter pill with hope that they will get due share in developmental schemes and employments. Following utilization of funds and recruitments against vacancies blew their expectations. Political favoritism and nepotism were standard for these. People raised their issues and this discrimination in media and protested against it. Ruling class turned a deaf ear to this.
|CM Dr Abdul Malik Baloch and Mujeeb-ur-Rehman|
Secondly all these micro schemes have negligible significance on development of agriculture sector of district. Most of beneficiaries (Meers) are close associates of MPA and belong to his native town. This seems these schemes approved to keep intact their political loyalty. It is strange to note that allocation of funds for these mini schemes is according to political weightage of Meers.
Thirdly and foremost is severe negligence of Tehseel Basima in allocation of PSDP. No single of 23 digging well schemes, 35 irrigation bunds schemes and 30 drilling tripod bore schemes is to be executed in Basima. This is a distinct discrimination and has shocked Basimians.
PSDP is public property. It is to be utilized by the elected people upon the people over their problems according to alarming needs of the people. Education, health, electricity, environment and communication are our alarming needs; not digging wells, irrigation bunds and tripod bores. National Party should not turn a blind eye to this unfair and prejudiced allocation of public money. It is disappointing its reserved vote bank in whole district.
|One of the advertisements of PSDP PA-47, Washuk. No single scheme belongs to Basima.|