Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that ensuring law and order in Balochistan and socio-economic development is the top priority of the government.
Presiding over the second meeting of the National Development Council, the Prime Minister said that in the past, resources for Balochistan were completely neglected. Due to lack of resources, most of the province was left behind.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that neglecting of the resources had created a sense of deprivation among the people of Balochistan. Efforts are being made to alleviate the sense of deprivation of the people of Balochistan.
The Prime Minister said that Gwadar’s development plan is a game changer. Attention should be paid to providing employment to the youth in Balochistan and building infrastructure.
The meeting discussed various transport projects in remote areas of Balochistan. Consideration was given to better use of water resources, agriculture, energy and the establishment of border markets. Various schemes were considered to make full use of Gwadar Port.
The meeting was also attended by Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, DG ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Planning Minister Asad Umar, Hamad Azhar and Ali Haider Zaidi, Umar Ayub, Finance Advisor, Abdul Razzaq Dawood and Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan.
The meeting was also attended by Special Assistant Asim Saleem Bajwa and other senior officials.
The Prime Minister directed the formation of a committee comprising Minister for Planning, Advisor to Finance and Chief Minister of Balochistan.