ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal said that the province lagged behind in livestock in comparison with other provinces because little progress had been achieved in the sector.
“The province can develop with a rapid pace if basic needs like water are fulfilled,” said the CM addressing a seminar on livestock in Islamabad.
Kamal vowed to utilise available resources to expand the livestock sector in the province.
Comparing natural resources of Balochistan with Australia, the CM said, “Balochistan is spread over a vast area of land, the coastal belt of the province is huge and resources of Reko Diq are immense.”
Kamal emphasised that the projects of solar power in the province could be successfully accomplished because the province was rich in resources.
The CM anticipated that the province could serve as a reservoir of water in the future.
“People were busy discussing drought when the provincial government took charge of Balochistan in 2018. However, after a short span of two months, the province faced heavy rains and floods,” said the CM.
Kamal said that the province has the capacity to store massive quantity of water in the seasons of heavy rains.
“The provincial government is working to utilise resources for storing water,” he said.
The CM claimed possibility of foreign investment in Balochistan as according to him interest was expressed by governments and independent organisations.
Reiterating the provision of basic necessities of the province, Kamal said that the province could grow rapidly after the needs were fulfilled.
Stressing the importance of the province, the CM said, “The economic progress of Pakistan is associated with Balochistan.”
Kamal said that success was ultimate if proper investment was made in specific sectors of the province.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 9th, 2019.