ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said the port of Gwadar will prove to be a game-changer for both the people of Balochistan and the region.
“Gwadar alone has the potential to change the lives of the people of Balochistan and the region,” PM Nawaz remarked during his meeting with Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri who called on him at the PM House on Saturday.
Through major development initiatives, he said, the government will empower Balochistan’s people and help them realise their potential in all spheres of life.
“I am personally monitoring the pace of the ongoing projects and schemes in Balochistan. My government is pursuing the agenda of progress and development across the country,” said PM Nawaz.
Informing the prime minister about the progress made on various developmental projects and welfare initiatives undertaken by the provincial government, the chief minister said, “The uplift and welfare projects are executed with renewed spirits and energies after the improved security situation in the province.”
While praising the premier for prioritising uplift schemes in the province, Sanaullah Zehri said that old deprivations of the people are aptly addressed through the federal government’s major initiatives in the province.
PM Nawaz also said that his government’s vision of transforming Pakistan into a truly developed state is not possible without the progress and development in all federating units of the country. “All provinces have equal rights over the country’s resources and it is our duty to ensure its fair distribution among all, including Fata and G-B.”
Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2017.