Govt gives top priority to social, economic uplift of Balochistan: minister

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29th Jul, 2021. 03:05 pm

ISLAMABAD: The present government is giving top priority to the social and economic development of Balochistan, a senior official said on Thursday.

During a meeting with Balochistan Governor Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha, who called on him, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that unfortunately, no one had given attention to the economic development of Balochistan in the past.

The PTI-led government has given the biggest economic development package for the province, he said, adding that with the implementation of the Balochistan Development Package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan, over 70 years of sense of deprivation among the people of the province would end.

Balochistan would be the main beneficiary of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the development projects would prove a game changer, he said.

The minister said for the development of Balochistan, improvement in the law and order situation was vital. He expressed the hope that Agha would play his due role in this regard.

Governor Agha appreciated the federal government’s efforts for ending the sense of deprivation among the people of the province and said that he would play his due role for the improvement in contacts between the Centre and provincial government.

Better coordination between the two governments would benefit the people of the region, he added.

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