ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the federal government with cooperation of Pakistan Army would construct a cancer hospital in Balochistan.
Talking to students of various educational institutions of Balochistan, who called on him here at the Prime Minister Office, he said, “the provincial government will provide land to the federal government for the hospital and in this regard a team of the federal government will visit the province very soon.”
Mr. Khan said he had talked to Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and the cancer hospital would be built with the cooperation of the army.
To various queries of the students, PM Khan said Balochistan was a spread out area and it was very difficult to handle it from a centralized system, adding that an effective local government system would be introduced in the province as it was the best option for resolution of various problems at the gross-root level.
The federal government, he said was going to start one of the biggest job provision programme in the history of Pakistan by constructing five million houses in the entire country.
He said water was one of the biggest problems of Quetta and added that the federal government was also working on various water projects in the province.
He said the federal government would upgrade Mangi dam to meet water supply requirement of Quetta city and adjoining areas.
The prime minister said the dam would not only provide clean drinking water but also raise water table in the area. Khan said Balochistan was rich in mineral resources and only four minerals in the province were considered to be worth of $460 billion.