Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced a 10-year uplift package for Balochistan on Tuesday, saying that the federal government would fund half of every development project in the province.
Speaking to reporters in Quetta, the premier said the package included gas, water and electricity projects, Express News reported.
He added that an LPG plant was being set up in every district of Balochistan. “Schools will be built in every district of the province. Supply of gas, power and water will also be ensured,” he added.
Earlier, The PM chaired a meeting on the development projects in Balochistan at the Governor’s House in Quetta, the PM Office media wing said in a statement.
The additional chief secretary (development) presented briefed him about the development projects in the province including the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, solar-run tube wells, special economic zones and water management and oil and gas exploration schemes.
Abbasi said the socio-economic development of the people of Balochistan was among the top priorities of the federal government.
Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, the SAFRON federal minister, the national security adviser, the commander Southern Command, the home minister, the planning and development minister, the Balochistan chief secretary and other senior officials attended the meeting.