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Govt is committed to develop Balochistan, Said PM Imran

QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reiterated his resolve for development of Balochistan and said it’s prime responsibility of the state to provide protection, health, education and other basic facilities to its citizens.


“We are trying to establish more centres for training in Balochistan.”


This he stated while addressing a ceremony in Quetta, after performing groundbreaking of several mega development projects in Quetta, here today.


The premier said he is happy to see Chief Minister Jam Kamal, who feels the pain of the people of Balochistan.


PM Khan regretted that Balochistan was neglected in the past and was only remembered at the time of elections in the country.


“Our focus is to develop Balochistan”, he continued.


Highlighting the importance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said western part of the project was supposed to be completed earlier.


He thanked Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa for extending his support for the development work in Balochistan.


The premier said work was underway for Quetta-Taftan railway track.


Imran Khan said the incumbent government is also mulling over to introduce a comprehensive local bodies system in Balochistan.


Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had performed the groundbreaking of Balochistan Health Complex and Quetta Zhob Road N-50 as part of the western alignment of the CPEC.


The premier was received by Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Jam Kamal Khan and Governor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai at the airport.


PM Khan is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Planning and Development Minister Khusro Bakhtiar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri and others in his day-long visit to Quetta and Gwadar.


Prime Minister Imran Khan later in the day will also lay foundation stone of the country’s biggest airport, the Gwadar International Airport.


PM Imran Khan will visit Gwadar port, where he get briefing on different development projects being executed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a state-of-the-art oil refinery and the petrochemical complex.


Later, the prime minister would arrive in Karachi on Friday evening to chair Karachi transformation committee meeting.


The sources said that the premier would address a public meeting in Ghotki on March 30 and would hold meetings with the leaders of collation parties.

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