Punjab to help develop Balochistan: Buzdar


Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar visited Balochistan on a one-day visit on Wednesday. Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan welcomed Usman Buzdar when he reached Turbat.
Jam Kamal hosted a ceremony at Circuit House Turbat in honour of Usman Buzdar. Usman Buzdar said that he was very pleased to visit Turbat as Balochistan was his second home.
He said that cooperation for the progress and development of Balochistan will continue by working jointly. He said that provincial government under the leadership of Chief Minister Balochistan was taking commendable steps for the development of Balochistan.
The special quota has been allocated in the educational institutions of Punjab for the students of Balochistan and increase in this quota will soon be reviewed. He said that a programme will be organized in Lahore for highlighting the cultural activities of all four provinces of Pakistan which will increase the interprovincial liaison and cultural activities. He said that we will take along Balochistan in the journey of development and progress.
Punjab government will construct a cardiac hospital in Balochistan whereas a technical college was also being set up in Kharan with the cooperation of Punjab government. All possible cooperation will be extended for helping the people of Balochistan. Development journey of Pakistan will be moved forward rapidly and we will continue the journey of public service jointly.
CM Jam Kamal Khan said that visit of Usman Buzdar to Turbat was very important and added that brotherly relations between the two provinces would be further enhanced.
He said that Balochistan was area-wise the largest province spanning over more than 44 percent area. The majority of the population lived in rural areas and the Balochistan government was working for the development of these areas. The powers will be devolved to the grassroots through amendments in Local Government Act to give financial and administrative powers to local bodies.
This would help to solve the problems of the people at their doorsteps, he added. He said that this visit of Punjab chief minister will promote inter-provincial harmony and the brotherly relations would also be further strengthened.
Later, Usman Buzdar and Jam Kamal visited Gwader where Usman Buzdar was given a briefing about Gwader Smart City and master plan. Usman Buzdar also visited Gwader Port.
ACS (Development) Balochistan gave a briefing about ongoing development schemes. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar talking on this occasion said that Gwader will achieve new heights of development in New Pakistan adding that the day was not far when Gwader would emerge as an international city.
The activation of Gwader Port would boost trade and it would leave a positive impact on the national economy. The chief minister was told that implementation on Gwader master plan has been started and all CPEC projects were being completed speedily. Gwader International Airport will be made functional in 2022.