India's terrorist network in Balochistan significantly weakened: Fawad

We will now set the agenda of dialogue with the Baloch nationalists, says the information minister


News Desk July 06, 2021
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry. PHOTO: PID/FILE

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhary said on Tuesday that India's terrorist network in Balochistan had been significantly weakened.

"We (the government) will now set the agenda of dialogue with the nationalists," the minister said on Twitter.

The minister's statement comes a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he is mulling to hold talks with angry Baloch so that hostile elements, including India, could not use them to spread chaos.

Fawad further said that Balochistan was very close to Prime Minister Imran Khan's heart and added that the federal government will complete 131 projects worth Rs731 billion in Balochistan.

"The development program of Balochistan government this year is Rs180 billion," the minister stated.

PM Imran had said on Monday that Pakistan’s development was linked with Balochistan and Gwadar will be developed at all costs.

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The premier directed the authorities to ensure progress in Gwadar on a monthly basis, saying there shouldn’t be any impediments in this regard.

He observed that Balochistan lacked connectivity and that hampered socio-economic development of the people, giving rise to subversive activities in the province.

“Those who like unrest attempt to take the local people on board to carry out their activities.”

He stated that a one-window operation was being started to facilitate investors, especially the local investors, businesses and industries.

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