ISLAMABAD: The government is starting more development schemes in Balochistan in addition to the current projects in the province, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said on Monday.

He told Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, the states and frontier regions minister, that the schemes would generate more jobs and provide electricity, gas, sanitation and potable water to more areas. Both men discussed Balochistan’s political situation and the development schemes in the province, especially in Bolan and Jhal Magsi.

The prime minister said the government would provide all necessary funds to improve Balochistan. He reiterated that the government would not allow anyone to damage important national installations that would be protected at any cost.

Shaukat Aziz hoped that the current political dialogue in Balochistan would be successful and its outcome positive. The government wanted to resolve the issue through mutual understanding, he added.

Mr Rind briefed the prime minister about his ministry’s affairs and the current development schemes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Shaukat Aziz also met National Assembly members Brig (r) Zulfiqar Ahmad Dhaloo, Khalid Ahmad Lund and Chaudhry Imranullah on Monday. He told them that the government was committed to promote agriculture for a better cotton, wheat, rice and sugarcane output. “Better agriculture production will improve the living standard of farmers,” he added.

The prime minister said that the Trading Corporation of Pakistan had stabilised the prices of cotton this year, yielding fruitful results for farmers. The parliamentarians told Shaukat Aziz about the current development projects in their respective constituencies and hoped that like cotton the wheat crop this year would be better. agencies

Source: Daily Times