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CPEC to usher new era of progress in Balochistan: PM

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the confidence that China Pakistan Economic Corridor project will usher in a new era of progress and development in Balochistan.

He was talking to the participants of National Security Workshop Balochistan, in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister regretted that Balochistan was neglected in the past both by the federal and provincial governments. He said the province is rich in natural resources and its resources can uplift the entire country.

The Prime Minister said there is need of skill development in Balochistan. We are seeking assistance from China for skill development. He said several proposals are under consideration to address the issue of water shortage in the province.

He said quota of Balochistan in jobs will be ensured. He said prudent use of development funds will also be ensured by introducing new local government system and empowering the people at grass roots level.

Imran Khan said Shaukat Khanum hospital in cooperation with Balochistan government and Pakistan Army is making efforts for provision of cancer treatment in the province. He said we are fully in contact with Balochistan Chief Minister who fully understands the problems of the province.