CPEC, Gwadar’s development to create opportunities for Balochistan: PM

Published on – February 7, 2019 – 12:52 am
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the process of development in Gwadar would create numerous socio-economic opportunities for the people of Balochistan.


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the process of development in Gwadar would create numerous socio-economic opportunities for the people of Balochistan.

He said that uplift of the people of Balochistan, especially the technical training of youth was the foremost priority of the government, adding that technical colleges were being opened in Balochistan for skill training of youth in the province.

The prime minister expressed these views while talking to MNAs belonging to Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).

Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal, MNAs Sardar Muhammad Israr Tareen, Khalid Hussain Magsi, Ahsanullah Reki and Robina Irfan were present in the meeting which was also attended by Special Assistant to PM Naeemul Haque, Spokesman to PM Nadeem Afzal Chan, Malik Amir Dogar and Arshad Dad.

During the meeting, views were exchanged on the matters relating to problems faced by the people of Balochistan. The prime minister that said the federal government was fully cognizant of the problem of scarcity of water, especially potable water, in Balochistan and was in touch with the chief minister to address the issue.

He said that there was a need to focus on the utilisation of solar energy to meet energy requirements in the province. Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal apprised the prime minister of the problems of fishermen about the passageway linked with the construction of Eastbay Expressway and asked for the expansion of the passageway. The prime minister directed to take measures for resolving the issue.