CPEC, development in Gwadar to create numerous socioeconomic opportunities for Balochistan people: PM

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said the construction of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the process of development in Gwadar would create numerous socio-economic opportunities for the people of Balochistan.

He said uplift of the people of Balochistan, specially the technical training of youth was foremost priority of the government, adding technical colleges were being opened in Balochistan for skill training of youth in the province.

The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Members of the National Assembly belonging to Balochistan National Party (BAP) here.

Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal, MNAs Sardar Mohammad Israr Tareen, Khalid Hussain Magsi, Ahsanullah Reki and Robina Irfan were present in the meeting which was also attended by Special Assistant to PM Naeem-ul-Haq, Spokesman to PM Nadeem Afzal Chan, Malik Amir Dogar and Arshad Dad.

During the meeting views were exchanged on the matters relating to problems faced by the people of Balochistan.

The Prime Minister said the federal government was fully cognizant of the problem of scarcity of water, especially potable water, in Balochistan and was in touch with the Chief Minister to address the issue.

He said there was a need to focus on the utilization of solar energy to meet energy requirements in the province.

Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal apprised the Prime Minister of the problems of fishermen about the passage way linked with construction of Eastbay Expressway and asked for expansion of the passage way.

The Prime Minister directed to take measures for resolving the issue.