CPEC to change destiny of Balochis

Rafiullah Mandokhail

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CPEC has the potential to change the destiny of the people of Balochistan. The project will bring prosperity and an end to poverty and unemployment in the province. All concerns about Western route of the project proved wrong and baseless,’ said Chairman Municipal Committee Abdul Saleem Mandokhail while addressing the orientation ceremony of Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP) newly-launched project entitled ‘All Season Market in Qamar Karez’ funded by Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan Regional Integration Program (PATRIP Foundation) here.
Chief Officer Khalid Khan, Education officer Sheikh Musa Mandokhail, AD Local Government Nazir and people from all walks of life attended the ceremony. ‘Ineffective administrative system is the main reason behind the issues we are facing today. Poverty and lack of basic needs have been destiny of the people here.
The time has come to address the issues and completely eradicate poverty’, adding the people of the region are patriotic, peace loving and want progress and development, Chairman said. ‘BRSP is playing significant role for the development of the province and provision basic facilities of life to people at their door-step,’ he appreciated.
Manager Special Projects Fateh Shah Arif said that the project ‘All Season Market’ would be initiated soon in bordering area that lacks basic facilities. ‘Construction of PATRIP-funded market will promote commercial links and strengthen contacts of people, he hoped.
He further said that sixty shops, construction and renovation of Qamar Din bazaar, sewage system, potable water, solar system and construction of road and mosque are part of the project. ‘PATRIP Foundation is supporting construction of market infrastructure to support trade in Pak-Afghan border area,’ he said.
Tribal leader Haji Lashkar Lawoon on the occasion said that thousands of people hailing from the area would benefit from the project. He thanked BRSP for its generous contribution and support to bring improvement in the lifestyle of marginalized communities.

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