Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the confidence that development of Western route of China Pakistan Economic Corridor will enhance connectivity and help in developing the deprived regions of Balochistan.
He was addressing a ceremony after performing ground breaking of Balochistan Health Complex and Quetta-Zhob Dual Carriageway in Quetta today.
The Prime Minister said the carriageway will connect Balochistan not only with different parts of the country but also the region.
He said this project will prove to be a game changer for the entire region.
Imran Khan said government is also planning to lay down Quetta-Taftan rail track to enhance connectivity with Iran.
About the Health complex, Prime Minister said federal government with the cooperation of provincial government and Pakistan Army will also establish a cancer hospital in Quetta which will turn this facility into a health city.
He appreciated the Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa for using his connections with the UAE government to set up the health complex.
Imran Khan said the present government believes in uplifting all parts of the country on equal basis. He regretted that Balochistan was neglected in the past but now concentration on the province will prove to be the harbinger of development for the whole country.
Imran Khan asked the provincial government to introduce a strong local government system on the pattern of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to serve the masses.
He said there is also need for establishment of more technical institutes in the province to prepare its youth for CPEC related projects including Gwadar.
He said the PTI government is also framing master plans for Islamabad and Lahore.