QUETTA: As the heart of CPEC and the country’s least-developed province, Balochistan deserves special grants to develop research and innovation programmes for its youth, said Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) leader Lashkari Raisani.
“The province’s universities are looking to the federal government for special grants to foster research and innovation in Balochistan following the multi-billion dollar Chinese investment”, Raisani said Friday.
He was addressing a laptop distribution ceremony on the Mastung campus of the University of Balochistan.
Terming Balochistan a regional strategic hub, the BNP-M senior leader said that, in view of the province’s geographical importance, its youth needed to pursue higher studies including acquiring expertise in IT.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 21st, 2019.