Planning underway to harmonise economic development

QUETTA: Planning was underlay to harmonise Balochistan’s economic uplift according to federal government Vision 2025. Implementation on it according to spirit of 18th amendment provincial autonomy would enhance. These views were expressed by Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch during his meeting with to UN Resident Coordinator Timopikkala.

Chief Minister said that government was following policy to financial discipline and increasing capability of institutions. He said for imposing and promotion of education standard 24 percent of provincial budget has been allocated. Six Universities and three medical colleges were being established in the province while modern and technical education would be imparted in view of contemporary demands according to employment avenues and market needs. He said Gynae and surgical facilities are being extended in seven districts hospitals of the province while a programme has been launched to minimize death ratio of mother and child during birth. He said government has plan to increase rate of literacy considerably during three to five year period. Four national highways Gwadar-Rato Dero, D G Khan-Loralai, Zhob-Dera Ismail Khan and Kalat-Quetta-Chaman are of great significance.

He aid we need assistance and cooperation in mining, fisheries, agriculture and livestock sector. With the development of these sectors besides economic uplift of Balochistan, poverty and unemployment would also end.

Chief Minister told UN delegation that large quantity of rain water goes waste in Balochistan. If dams are built to store this water, agriculture revolution can take place here.

Referring to Awaran he said that after four hours rescue and relief operation was started in affected areas and more than one thousand truck load of relief goods and food stuff was distributed among the affectees. No report of any corruption or maladministration was received from anywhere. He said planning was being made to build houses of affectees on modern lines with facilities.