PM: CPEC western route to usher in new chapter of Balochistan uplift

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Govt will do everything to redress province’s grievances


Our Correspondent
Quetta

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor’s Western Route will usher in a new chapter of development in the Balochistan province.

He said this while performing the groundbreaking of various uplift projects in Quetta. The projects included 22-kilometre dualisation of the Quetta Western Bypass (N-25) and construction of 11-kilometer Dera Murad Jamali Bypass (N-65).

Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony, Imran Khan said he was happy to lay the foundation of uplift schemes in Balochistan.

“We got a two-third majority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the 2018 elections. The main reason behind it was explained in a UNDP report that said KP was the most successful province in alleviating poverty.

Secondly, the province where the gap between the have and have-nots shrank and human development improved was also KP,” the premier said.

Separately, he distributed cheques among the deserving under Kamyab Jawan Programme.

Addressing the event, he said the incumbent government has earmarked Rs10 billion funds for Balochistan’s youth.

He said the Kamyab Jawan programme will also benefit fishermen, who are facing various hardships.

Imran Khan assured that the government would do verything to redress the grievances of the people of Balochistan and said his focus was to bring a revolution in the province.

The government, Imran said, is focusing on projects of infrastructure and human development.

The premier, saying the government would take measures to rectify the issue, assured the government was committed to diverting funds to Balochistan for its uplift.

The prime minister pledged to develop the entire area along the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

“Caring for humanity is the main driving force that places the nation at high pedestal of morality,” he remarked.

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