Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who visited Quetta and Gwadar on a day-long visit on Friday, has blamed the previous government of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for “miserably” failing the people of Gwadar.
In a thread of tweets, PM Shehbaz Sharif said that despite “wasting” billions of rupees and precious time, the PTI government “could not complete any project for resolution of water” and “electricity issues for the locals who gave great sacrifices for Gwadar port”.
During my visit to Gwadar, I witnessed how PTI govt miserably failed the people of Gwadar. Despite wasting billions of rupees & precious time, it could not complete any project for resolution of water & electricity issues for the locals who gave great sacrifices for Gwadar port.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) June 4, 2022
“The same holds true for Gwadar seaport [and] construction of Gwadar airport. No dredging was carried out at [the] seaport [and] thus no large cargo ship can be anchored. Have ordered quick completion of Gwadar University, airport [and] installation of [a] desalination plant for clean drinking water.”
Linking the stability and prosperity of Pakistan with those of Balochistan, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif mentioned his government’s resolve “to assist Balochistan by working with the provincial govt” and the “local elders to chart the way forward”.