Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed resolve of the Government to transform the entire socio-economic landscape of Balochistan.
He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Hoshab-Pangur-Sorab road at Turbat on Wednesday. The 448 kilometer road, which is important component of the Western Corridor of CPEC, has been completed at a cost of over 22 billion rupees to link Gwadar Port with National Highway network. It will also provide shortest link to Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics.
The Prime Minister described completion of this vital project as making of new Balochistan and new Pakistan. He expressed the confidence that its completion would create enormous economic and commercial activities and help overcome the challenge of poverty, backwardness, ignorance and unemployment in the region.
Mian Nawaz Sharif regretted that Balochistan remained neglected in the past but the present Government is fully resolved to bring it at part with other province. He said development and progress is right of people of Balochistan and it is duty of the Government to give them this right.
The Prime Minister said Balochistan has been bestowed with immense natural resources exploitation of which cannot only change fate of the province but also the country. He said CPEC and development of Gwadar would prove to be game changer for the province, the country and the entire region.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday developmental activities are visible in each and every corner of the country. A number of motorways, highways and roads besides bridges and other infrastructure projects are being undertaken in different areas.
He said a number of power plants are coming up and as a consequence the country would get rid of the menace of load-shedding.
The Prime Minister said his Government is pursuing the path of economic development while its opponents are only indulging in negative politics. He said people of Pakistan would make a decision on the basis of actual work in 2018 general elections.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister announced construction of Hoshab-Avaran-Lasbela road, to be jointly financed by the Federal and the Provincial Governments.