Gwadar Port project is game changer for entire region: PM July 24, 2020
ISLAMABAD-Prime Minister Imran Khan says socio-economic development besides ensuring law and order in Balochistan is foremost priority of the government.
Chairing the 2nd meeting of National Development Council in Islamabad today (Friday), he said the government is fully cognizant of the feeling of deprivation among the people of Balochistan and all out efforts are being made to remove this sense.
Imran Khan regretted that in the past, Balochistan was provided funds but their judicious use was ignored and a major portion of the province remained backward.
The Prime Minister said development project of Gwadar is not only important for Balochistan but is also a game changer for entire region.
He emphasized the need to develop roads and other infrastructure besides provision of job opportunities to youth of Balochistan to benefit from Gwadar project in real manner.
For this purpose, the Prime Minister constituted a committee consisting of Advisor on Finance and Chief Minister Balochistan.
The Committee will review the required proposed projects including communication network, agriculture and power generation.
The meeting also accorded approval for the establishment of Balochistan Mineral Exploration Company to harness the mineral resources of the province.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Advisor on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa also attended the meeting.