PM performs groundbreaking of Balochistan Health Complex, Gwadar airport

QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday performed the groundbreaking of Balochistan Health Complex, Quetta-Zhob Dual Carriageway as part of western alignment of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and New Gwadar International Airport.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Imran Khan praised Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal and said, "Balochistan is a lucky province to get a chief minister like Kamal."

"The country was headed towards destruction with the way it was being run previously and the ways of 'Purana Pakistan' had made the country bankrupt. The previous rulers used Balochistan's resources for their personal gains," the prime minister said.

PM Imran lamented, "In the past, politics was only done in Balochistan to win elections. The previous prime minister visited foreign countries five times more than he visited Balochistan."

"In the NFC award, money was increased for Balochistan but it not reach the people. There was no cardiac institute in the province," he regretted.  "We will pull Pakistan out of these flawed systems and bring change," PM Imran vowed.

The premier announced that a cancer institute will be made with the help of Pakistan Army and the provincial government.

Speaking about the Quetta-Zhob Dual Carriageway, the premier said it was a difficult project. "The Quetta-Zhob Dual Carriageway will connect the province to other parts of the country," he said.

"We also needed to pay attention towards the western route," PM Imran said and added that the government wishes to make a railway track from Quetta to Taftan and Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid is making efforts in this regard.

"We need to make a master plan for Quetta," he urged while stating that Pakistani cities are expanding. "As cities expand, people will not be able to receive facilities and will face more  difficulties."

PM Imran further said that under CPEC, the western route should have been made first.

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