ISLAMABAD: In what appeared to be an attempt to set aside doubts of smaller provinces over the China-Pakistan Economic passage (cpec pakistan), Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Balochistan would be a major recipient of the $51.5 billion,
Chairing a assembly of PML-N’s middle managerial group in he capital, the premier said that the management was determined hard to overcome all challenges counting violence and energy shortfall.
The PM’s statements come days after opposition lawmaker raised concerns that smaller provinces were being deserted under the cpec pakistan during a joint session of parliament.
The premier claimed that more than 10,000 MegaWatt (MW) of electricity would be added to the national grid by 2018 and briefed the meeting on a variety of power initiatives being undertaken.
He said that ground had been acquired for the Diamer-Bhasha dam, a power project that has been 30 years in the making. The government, he said, has also started working on the growth of coal-ablaze power in Thar. “Mining has started in Thar and coal-based power plants are being installed there.”
A financial support would be provided for the installation of solar tubewells in Balochistan, the prime minister Nawaz Shrief told the meeting, adding that the government would recompense farmers for losses they have suffered due to the low price of farming goods in the international market.
The PM also announced that motorways and highways worth Rs1 trillion are being constructed in the country. “We are also working on social sector development, and hospitals in different cities will be built within the next 18 months,” he said.
The prime minister added that economy has been increase because of efficient policies.
He added that the Karachi process was initiated with the consultation of all the stakeholders and is yielding positive results.
Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan is committed to the Kashmir cause. “No power in the world can stop us from supporting the liberty struggle of Kashmiris,” he said.”India is mistaken if it considers that a freedom fight can be equated with terror campaign.