QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo succeeded in wooing Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson into extending full support of her country in investing for the betterment of the people of the province.
The development took place during a meeting with the high commissioner, who called on him at the CM Secretariat on Thursday.
The chief minister apprised the high commissioner that the provincial government was making all-out efforts to boost agriculture, livestock, fisheries and mines and minerals sectors despite the fact that the province was facing a drought-like situation.
He promised Adamson profitable investment in those sectors.
“By utilising the long coastal belt and precious minerals, backwardness of Balochistan can be removed,” he said. “The measures will help develop the province and bring it at par with other provinces.”
Bizenjo informed the Australian envoy that the present government was paying full attention on bringing investment in these sectors and taking steps for boosting education and health sectors and providing maximum facilities to the people. He said, “In the limited time we have, we will make all efforts to meet the expectations of the people,” Bizenjo added.
The chief minister said that with border management and strict monitoring along the border with Afghanistan, law and order situation had improved a lot. He said that by erecting a fence at the border, illegal crossing could be stopped.
After the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, unemployment issue would be resolved, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, the Australian high commissioner lauded the steps of the provincial government for bringing improvement in law and order situation and investment in different sectors. She assured the CM that her country would extend all help and cooperation to the provincial government in its efforts for making the lives of the people of Balochistan much easier.