PM Imran shows concern over slow pace of work on Balochistan projects

Directs holding of apex committee meeting every month, speeding 200 development projects worth Rs655 billion: Orders early completion of Turbat Airport

By: News Desk
Published: 12:26 PM, 13 Nov, 2021
PM Imran shows concern over slow pace of work on Balochistan projects
Caption: PM Imran Khan chairs the meeting regarding pace of work on Balochistan projects.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed serious concern over the slow pace of work on development projects in Balochistan and also over not holding meetings of the provincial apex committee headed by the chief minister, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The prime minister expressed these views while chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad on Saturday to review the progress on Southern Balochistan Development Package.

Imran Khan directed the ministries concerned and the provincial government to work in close coordination to accelerate the pace of work on transport, energy and infrastructure projects in Balochistan.

He raised his concerns over the slow pace of development projects and of not holding the meeting of the apex committee headed by Chief Minister Balochistan.

The Prime Minister was informed that only one meeting of the apex committee was held in a year.

Imran Khan emphasized holding meetings of the apex committee every month and that of execution committee every fortnight to speed up 200 development projects worth 655 billion rupees.

The Prime Minister said he will personally hold review committee meetings every month to remove impediments in the completion of development projects.

Imran Khan directed the authorities concerned to complete Turbat Airport and build two nursing colleges in Gwadar and Turbat at the earliest.

The Prime Minister said issues of Balochistan are different from rest of the country and its population is scattered, and due to long distances we have to find out-of-box solutions to improve the lives of the people of Balochistan.

The Prime Minister directed the Balochistan government to revamp its governance structure at the grassroots level not only to accelerate the pace of work on development projects but also to improve upon the service delivery to the common man.

He directed the authorities concerned to launch an effective media campaign to ensure maximum public awareness of government's initiatives for the welfare of people of Balochistan.