Govt to make Balochistan a tourist attraction

Published: October 6, 2019
Balochistan Chief Secretary Captain Fazeel Asghar (Photo: Twitter)

Balochistan Chief Secretary Captain Fazeel Asghar (Photo: Twitter)

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Secretary Captain (retd) Fazeel Asghar has urged employees of the secretariat to perform their duties with dignity and honesty, adding that all efforts should be made for better future of the province and the country.

“The provincial government is keen to address issues of our employees by taking all necessary steps,” Asghar said while addressing the oath-taking ceremony of Balochistan Civil Secretariat Staff Association.

Asghar said his team has been working hard for the prosperity of the province and insisted that all other employees of the secretariat must do the same.  “Employees are the backbone of the government. It is important that they serve the people with honesty, sincerity and dignity,” he said.

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Assuring that he will visit all departments, the chief secretary said measures would be taken to improve the structure of all departments. Asghar also took oath from the newly elected cabinet of the Civil Secretariat Staff Association.

Reiterating the government’s commitment to ensure development, he said the provincial government is utilising all resources to provide quality health, education, infrastructure and clean drinking water facilities to the masses.

He said following the chief minister’s directives, the provincial departments should identify development schemes that will benefit the people across the province

“A new era of development would start in Balochistan through the timely completion of development schemes,” the chief secretary said while referring to education, health, infrastructure and clean drinking water projects initiated in remote areas of the province.

He also directed secretaries to submit monitoring reports.

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Emphasising the development of the tourism sector, the CS said comprehensive plans are being made to enhance tourism opportunities in different parts of Balochistan including Khuzdar’s Jhalawan area.

He said the government wants to make Balochistan a centre of recreational and leisure activities.  People from all over the country will come to the province to enjoy its scenic beauty, lakes and mountains, he added.

“Tourism spots will be focused to enhance the development of the province. These attractions are Balochistan’s identity,” he said.  He pledged that special arrangements will be made for the public at the tourist sites to promote a positive image of Balochistan. 

Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2019.

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