CPEC being reviewed to protect rights of all provinces: Imran
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was being reviewed afresh to safeguard rights of all the provinces.
He said this while chairing a meeting of Balochistan provincial cabinet in Quetta
He said progress of Pakistan was linked with development of Balochistan. The federal government would extend every possible cooperation to Balochistan in the financial crisis being faced by it, he added.
“The federal government in collaboration with Balochistan authorities will end backwardness in the province,” he said.
Imran Khan said a comprehensive strategy would be worked out for an early progress of Balochistan in the light of proposals to be submitted by the provincial government.
He asked the members of provincial assembly to do an effective legislation for resolving problems of the people in the province. The chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also stressed on the need of taking measures on priority basis to meet the water scarcity in Quetta.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain, Federal Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi, Special Assistant to PM on Political Affairs Naeem ul Haq and Special Assistant to PM on Media Iftikhar Durrani were also in attendance among others.
Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal welcomed the prime minister and expressed gratitude to him on taking special interest in situation of Balochistan.
Earlier, the provincial chief secretary briefed the premier on socio-economic development projects in the province.