Published On:Tuesday, 3 May 2016
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PM visits Balochistan, briefed over law, order

PM visits Balochistan, briefed over law, order

QUETTA - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was briefed on law and order and various development projects in a meeting held at the Governor House, Quetta on .
Balochistan Chief Secretary Saifullah Chattah gave a detailed briefing to the participants of the meeting. Security of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Gawadar and implementation of National Action Plan were amongst other challenges, the chief secretary said.
The meeting was briefed that the unwavering political will and effective coordination between Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies have resulted into elimination of high profile terrorists. Bomb blast incidents dropped from 483 in 2013 to 27 in 2016, while incidents of rocket firing dropped from 372 to mere 5 for the same period. Incidents of 90 highway robberies occurred in 2013 which fell to 9 in the year 2016, while incidents of kidnapping for ransom dropped from 49 to 8 for the same period.
The prime minister was briefed that three new medical colleges commenced, Bolan Medical College upgraded into medical university, Agriculture College, Quetta, into Agriculture University, creation of two sub campuses of University of Balochistan, two new residential colleges at Kharan and Sibi and creation of 141 new primary schools were possible during the present government.
PM Nawaz was briefed that 105 small dams, 659 water supply schemes, 3451 KM roads, two new 50 bed hospitals at Gawadar and Sui were built along with creation of 21,000 jobs
The prime minister said that Balochistan was long neglected by the centre and even the provincial governments of the province. The solution of Balochistan's problems lies in quick execution of development projects. "It is time to do what could not be done in the past,” he said.
“The federal government will ensure provision of the required assistance and help so that issues of Balochistan are adequately resolved. We are further increasing the allocation of funds to the province for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017,” he said.
He said that Balochistan and its people will be the biggest beneficiary from projects like Gawadar and the CPEC. These two projects alone have the future potential to change the destinies of millions of people in the country and region, he mentioned.
Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Sardar Sanaullah Khan Zehri, National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua and members of the provincial cabinet were present during the meeting.

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