CPEC to bring about revolution in Balochistan: Jam Kamal

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 25 (APP): Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Jam Kamal Khan Thursday said that the Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring about economic revolution in the whole Baluchistan region.

He said that the development of Gawadar port was the priority of the government which would not only help development of the area but would ensure progress of whole Balochistan.

According to press statement issued here, the Minister was inaugurating a gas extension project of Sui Southern in Gawadar. He urged the youth to focus on education and overcome all the confronting challenges.

He said that provision of gas to the far-flung areas of Balochistan was priority of his government.

He said that no attention was given to the far flung areas of Balochistan in the past, however added that the current government was focusing on backward areas and was working on various schemes to uplift these areas.

He said that the government was working on different projects of education, health, irrigation to help develop the area.

Earlier, the minister was briefed by Acting Director Sui Southern, Waseem Ahmad on the extension project. He was informed that gas network existed in Gawadar since 2006 which has been facilitating about 994 domestic and two commercial consumers.

He said that with the extension of the project, all the areas of city would be facilitated. Chairman Gawadar, Dosteen Jamal-ud-Din, Chiarman District Council, Babu Ghulab Baloch, Deputy Commissioner Gowadar Tufail Baloch were also present on the occasion.