The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has announced to introduce 4G internet services and Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme in Balochistan for the benefit of common people. He said that young people, especially students of the province, can take maximum benefit from fast internet facilities in the age of information technology.
According to media reports, the Prime Minister has made these remarks while addressing notables of South Balochistan in Turbat on Friday. He said under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme poor people can get loan from designated banks on five percent interest to have their own house.
“It is part of my faith that no nation can progress unless it lifts its weaker segments. Our objective to uplift Balochistan is not only limited to mere announcements of projects. We will fully focus on the development and progress of Balochistan to bring the province at par with other parts of the country,” he said, adding that he is happy that Punjab Government has made an investment in education and health sectors of Balochistan.
On the occasion, Imran Khan also highlighted the importance of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for the development of Balochistan. He said Gwadar Port offers massive connectivity to China, which is the fastest progressing country in the world. Current volume of Chinese trade is around 2,000 billion dollars and Pakistan, especially Balochistan can benefit from this, he added.
During his visit, the Premier performed laid foundation stone for extension of Turbat Airport, 200 Beds Makran Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Turbat Phase-II and Hoshab – Awaran Section of M-8. The Prime Minister was also briefed about the progress on Basima – Khuzdar Road N-30 and Development Package for South Balochistan.
He also inaugurated the Daar-ul-Ehsaas for orphaned and poor children where free shelter, food and education would be provided and also launched Ehsaas’ Educational Scholarships for deserving primary school girls and undergraduates under Waseela-e-Taleem program.