ISLAMABAD, May 25 (APP): Federal Minister for Planning,
Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday said the
launch of Gwadar Seaport and Gwadar mega city projects
had drawn the attention of foreign investors to Balochistan.

Talking to Balochisan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai
here, he said the projects being completed under the
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would usher in a
new era of development and prosperity in the province.

Discussing the development projects including promotion
of education and social sector, he said the Prime Minister
was personally monitoring development and infrastructure
projects for the well-being of the people of Balochistan.

The minister said the federal government was setting up
universities for the promotion of education in remote areas of the province.

The Baloch youth would focus towards higher education
after establishment of universities in Zhob, Turbat and
Gwadar, he added.

Ahsan Iqbal said vocational institutes would also be
set up to impart technical training to the youth in a bid to
overcome unemployment.

He said the CPEC framework would provide development
opportunities to under-developed areas of the province.