ORMARA: Pakistan will overcome all internal and external challenges, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri said on Saturday. He was speaking at the first parent’s day of the Ormara Cadet College on Saturday.
Zehri said the government, army and the nation was facing multiple challenges such as terrorism, extremism, sectarianism, ignorance, bigotry and biases.
The chief minister said that the college’s importance had increased in view of the ongoing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which would need skilled local manpower.
Expressing the hope that the college would render invaluable services in this regard, the chief minister said that CPEC would only benefit Balochistan’s youth if they were educated.
Balochistan, he said, had been placed on the path to development, adding that apart from Gwadar port and CPEC, other development works had begun in Balochistan, resulting in employment at the local level.
Urging students to focus on their studies, the CM said that admission of students from all over the country in the cadet college in Ormara was a revolutionary step and Pakistan Navy deserved to be appreciated for promoting education and protecting the country’s coastline.
The provincial chief minister announced a grant of Rs3 million for children performing tableaus and a physical training show and Rs500 million for the cadet college.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 8th, 2017.