Efforts afoot to provide basic amenities: Balochistan CM

Kamal says federal and provincial govts working together for development

Mohammad Zafar March 25, 2019
Quetta Gladiators team in group photo with Chief Minister Jam Kamal, Commandant Southern Command Asim Saleem Bajwa and other minister during a two-day visit to Quetta. PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA: Chief Minister Jam Kamal on Sunday said the provincial government led by the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) was making efforts to activate the government machinery at the district level for improving the education, health and other sectors.

Talking to newsmen at Governor House, he said Balochistan was moving towards progress and for speedy development all stakeholders should work jointly.

Kamal said, “Both the federal and provincial governments are working together for the development of Balochistan.”

He said that the health department had appointed doctors at district level to provide speedy relief to the people. The chief minister dispelled the impression that the government was not releasing development funds, saying that there was no delay on the part of the government and it was releasing funds for the ongoing and new development schemes.
“The ground realties are different than political statements,” he said, adding that the government had evolved a strategy for comprehensive development, which would be implemented soon.
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The CM said that foreign investors were giving attention towards investment in Balochistan after improvement in the law and order situation in the province.

“Foreign investment will pave the way for development in the province,” Kamal said, adding that the government would provide all possible assistance and security to the investors.

Earlier, CM Kamal hosted a luncheon at Governor House in the honour of the players of Quetta Gladiators who won the 4th edition of Pakistan Super League, which was also attended by Senior Minister Sardar Muhammad Saleh Bhootani, Commandant Southern Command Lt General Asim Saleem Bajwa, provincial ministers, senators, MPAs, tribal elders and senior civil and military officials.

A large number of students of various educational institutions were also present on the occasion.

The owner of Quetta Gladiators presented the team shirt and bat signed by all players to Chief Minister Kamal.

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The CM also presented souvenirs to the team players and management. Kamal also handed over a cheque of Rs1.1 million to Quetta Gladiators Captain Sarfarz Ahmed for the team members.

Meanwhile, the Quetta Gladiators team received a hero’s welcome when they toured the Quetta streets on Sunday morning. Holding the PSL trophy, the team was showered with rose petals.

The Gladiators clinched the PSL title by beating Peshawar Zalmi in the final played in Karachi’s National Stadium on March 17.

They rode on jeeps and waved to the people who had come out onto the streets to cheer them on. The team drove on Jinnah Road, Shahrah-e-Iqbal and Meezan Road.
During the visit, Gladiators Captain Sarfraz Ahmed donned a Pakistan Army uniform to celebrate his team’s triumph in Quetta.


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