CPEC, Gwadar Port to make Balochistan hub of regional trade: PM

CPEC, Gwadar Port to make Balochistan hub of regional trade: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated newly renovated and expanded Quetta International Airport. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, he said the airport has been expanded and modernized at a cost of two billion rupees, and now even Boeing 777 can land at the airport.

The Prime Minister said besides Quetta, airports in Multan, Peshawar and Sialkot have been renovated, and the long-delayed project of Islamabad International Airport has also completed and inaugurated.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said peace has been restored in Balochistan, and now development needs to be focused there.

He said development of Balochistan is the development of Pakistan. He said Balochistan is going to become hub of connectivity with the implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He said the CPEC projects will promote regional and global connectivity and the Central Asia will be connected through rail network under CPEC.

The Prime Minister said the PML-N government completed all the initiated projects. He said 1700-km long motorways are being constructed across the country.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also inaugurated the National Incubation Centre at Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences in Quetta.

He said progress in the country is only possible through democracy. He said political parties should set aside their differences and work for development of Balochistan.

Earlier, Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qaddus Bizenjo, Provincial Ministers and high ranking officials welcomed Prime Minister when he arrived at Quetta International Airport. AFP