Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has said that poverty is a worldwide issue but its impacts are more complicated and hard in Balochistan.

He was addressing a conference on 'Community Drive Development' organized by Balochistan Rural Support Programme in collaboration with European Union and Rural Support Programme Network in Quetta.   

Chief Minister said efforts are constantly being made to decentralize the powers to local bodies that will help to reduce poverty.          

He said that we have gained provincial autonomy and now trying to devolve power to local bodies.       

Abdul Malik Baloch said more than five thousand jobs in education sectors are being filled through National Testing Service contrary to past when nepotism was encouraged and merit trampled.

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