Government focusing on development of Balochistan: PM
ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said his government was fully committed to the progress and development of Balochistan and adequate resources were being allocated for completion of several mega projects.
Talking to a group of students from Cadet College Mastung here at the PM House, the Prime Minister said Balochistan is an important province of the country and was being run efficiently by the provincial government; having members from a number of political parties.
Sharif expressed satisfaction over the law & order situation in the province and said it was considerably peaceful now. He said though criminals could be found in any province, the situation in the province has improved a lot.
“The Balochistan of today is much better than what it was ten years back,” he said.
He however, pointed that it was important that this environment of peace and brotherhood was further strengthened and the pace of development accelerated and expanded to reach out to the remotest areas.
He said a number of road projects were in different phases of completion from Gwadar to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and said with their completion, the situation would further improve and an era of prosperity and development would usher in.
He said it was also important that more educational institutions; like cadet colleges, medical colleges and universities were set-up to provide a highly educated manpower base for the country.
He said his government has provided adequate resources for development projects in Balochistan and expressed the hope that upon completion, the country’s largest province would witness a significant change.
Sharif said he viewed all provinces and areas of the country as equally important and recalled his several visits to personally see the pace of development. He said in the days ahead there would be more focus on Balochistan and work on new projects would be initiated.
He said he was pleased to meet the young students who have a bright future, and can opt for either joining the armed forces, or any other professional institution. He hoped they will serve the nation and the country and bring it a good name.
The Prime Minister advised the students to work painstakingly and show utmost respect to their parents and teachers who were striving hard to make them good citizens. He asked the students to keep in mind that their parents work hard to impart them quality education.
Minister for Railways Saad Rafique was also present during the interaction.