TURBAT: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to introduce 4G internet services and Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme (NPHS) in Balochistan for the benefit of common people.
Addressing the notables of south Balochistan on Friday, the PM said that young people, especially students of the province, can take maximum benefit from fast internet facilities in the age of information technology.
The prime minister said under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme, poor people can get loans from designated banks on five per cent interest to have their own house.
He said it is part of his faith that no nation can progress unless it lifts its weaker segments.
“Our objective to uplift Balochistan is not limited to mere announcements of projects. We will fully focus on the development and progress of the province to bring it at par with other parts of the country,” he asserted.
The premier said he is happy that the Punjab government has made an investment in the education and health sectors of Balochistan.
Highlighting the importance of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for the development of Balochistan, Imran Khan said Gwadar Port offers massive connectivity to China, which is the fastest progressing country in the world.
He said that Balochistan can benefit from the current volume of Pak-China bilateral trade.
Talking about his government’s performance, the PM said that no loan was taken in the last four months, while the domestic market witnessed record sales of cement, steel and automobiles, which shows the upward trajectory of the country’s economy.
During his day-long visit to Turbat, PM Imran Khan laid the foundation stone for the extension of Turbat Airport, 200-bedded Makran Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Turbat (Phase-II) and Hoshab-Awaran Section of M-8.
He was also briefed about the progress on Basima-Khuzdar Road (N-30) as well as development package for south Balochistan.
The PM inaugurated the Daarul Ehsaas for orphaned and poor children where free shelter, food and education would be provided. He also launched Ehsaas’ Educational Scholarships for deserving primary school girls and undergraduates under the Waseela-e-Taleem programme.
Earlier today, while addressing the youth in Turbat, Imran Khan said the government is focusing on promotion of education and health sectors in the province as investment in the human capital is vital for national development.
He urged the students to focus on education, adding that after completing their education, they should come forward and play a pivotal role in the progress and prosperity of the province and country.
The PM appreciated the Punjab government for enhancing the number of scholarships for Balochistan students from 135 to 360. He said equal development of all the federating units is essential for a stronger federation.