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Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives arrived in Khuzdar today, on a two day visit to southern districts of Balochistan. Minister for Defence Production Ms Zubaida Jalal, Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Qasim Suri & Secretary Planning also accompanied the Minister.

Dated : 13 September 2020

Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives arrived in Khuzdar today, on a two day visit to southern districts of Balochistan. Minister for Defence Production Ms Zubaida Jalal, Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Qasim Suri & Secretary Planning also accompanied the Minister.

During the visit to Khuzdar, the Ministers were briefed on the on-going development projects in Kalat Divisions. The Ministers also visited various sites in Khuzdar & Awaran.

The Minister for Planning said, on the occasion, that the Federal Government is committed to the development of Balochistan & this commitment was reflected in the PSDP allocations during the current year, for various projects in Balochistan, which is in excess of Rs 80 billion. He said that the government will ensure that the budgetted funds are fully & effectively utilised.

The visit is a part of government’s efforts to design and implement a development plan for southern Balochistan, to improve the standard of living of the people of these districts. The Federal and Provincial governments are closely working together on the plan, which is likely to include infrastructure improvements, like roads, small dams & IT connectivity as well as interventions for increasing agricultural & horticultural opportunities. Setting up of fruit processing industries as well skill development centres is also a part of the plan. Proposals for attracting private sector involvement are also being considered. The delegation will also visit Turbat & Gawadar.