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Govt to utilise all sources for Balochistan’s improvement, particularly south: PM

QUETTA: The PTI-led authorities will utilise all sources for the event and prosperity of each area, particularly South Balochistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned Friday, including that Planning Minister Asad Umar would go to the province quickly on this regard.

Shortly earlier than departing for Islamabad after a quick go to to Balochistan, PM Imran mentioned the federal government’s “top priority” is the welfare and improvement of the underprivileged lessons.

“Asad Umar will hold consultations on a special package for the development of South Balochistan,” he mentioned.

In this regard, the federal minister for planning, improvement, reforms, and particular initiatives defined {that a} coordination committee had been fashioned for Balochistan’s improvement and prosperity.

“All relevant stakeholders are represented in the coordinating committee,” Umar mentioned.

Earlier, on his go to to Quetta, the premier reviewed the event tasks being carried out within the province and held talks with members of Balochistan Cabinet.

The assembly attended by Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal, federal ministers Asad Umar and Shibli Faraz, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairperson Lt Gen Nadeem Afzal.

“Unfortunately, promises were made to Balochistan in the past but could not be fulfilled,” the premier mentioned. “For Balochistan, our government has allocated the most funds in the PSDP,” he added, referring to the Public Sector Development Programme.

He mentioned Balochistan had immense improvement potential and alternatives when it comes to space and underscored that improvement priorities have to be set within the province.

“The Kachhi Canal can open up immense potential for agricultural development,” he added.

In a comment on the coronavirus pandemic, PM Imran mentioned there “has been improvement in the situation […] but we need to be much more careful”.

Earlier within the day, after CM Kamal obtained the prime minister, the 2 had held a separate assembly the place the previous briefed the latter on the safety scenario throughout Balochistan.

The spokesperson for the federal government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani, mentioned Kamal briefed the PM on improvement tasks, institutionalised mechanism, accountability course of, and welfare price range mannequin.

“CM raised the issues of federal Jobs quota, mega dams, special economic zones, CPEC share in projects, and scholarship for Balochistan students,” Shahwani mentioned on Twitter.

Later, PM Imran chaired a gathering of the provincial cupboard, the spokesperson mentioned.

Shahwani mentioned Balochistan CM thanked the premier for an elevated share within the PSDP.

The provincial cupboard emphasised to PM Imran on the fast want of Quetta-Karachi twin carriageway, dams, water reservoirs, Kachi Canal, highway infrastructure, and vitality tasks in Balochistan.


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