PM announces development package for South Balochistan. Here are complete details
Here is all you need to know about the package.
On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a mega-development project for South Balochistan featuring the construction of 1,100-kilometer roads, skilled training to 35,000 youth, and expansion of power and gas supply networks.
During his daylong visit to Turbat, Balochistan, the PM also inaugurated the Daar-ul-Ehsaas facility for orphaned and impoverished children to provide them free shelter, food, and education.
Khan also launched the Waseela-e-Taleem program to enroll an additional 83,000 children in schools and facilitate over 640,000 children through expedited and distance learning programs.
The package comprises the construction of 210 primary health units and improved nutrition for 7,000 households under the Ehsaas Nashonuma program.
The establishment of six border markets, three dates processing units, and an olive extraction unit have also been part of the development package.
Under the scheme, 35,000 youth will be imparted with skilled training to earn as freelancers besides expanding internet facility to another 0.5 million people.
The development plan is expected to generate more than 120,000 job opportunities for the region where more than 0.6 million people of up to 35 years are unemployed.
PM Khan also announced to initiate 4G Internet services and the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme in Balochistan for people’s benefit.
Addressing notables of South Balochistan in Turbat, he said young people, especially students of the province, could take maximum benefit from fast Internet facilities in the age of information technology.
The Prime Minister said that under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme, the poor could get loans from designated banks at a 5 percent interest rate to have their own house.
Emphasizing the importance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for the development of Balochistan, the PM said, “Gwadar Port offers extensive connectivity to China, which is the fastest progressing country in the world.
He said the current Chinese trade volume is around $2,000bn, and Pakistan, especially Balochistan, can benefit from this.
During the visit, the premier laid the foundation stone for the expansion of Turbat Airport, Makran Medical Teaching Hospital, Phase-II of the University of Tibet, and Hoshab-Awaran Section of M-8.
Khan applauded the Punjab Government for increasing scholarships for Balochistan students from 135 to 360. He said equal growth of all the federating units is required for a stronger federation.
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