Govt committed to socio-economic uplift of Balochistan: Jatoi

December 13, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi on Friday said future of Pakistan is linked to Balochistan. He said that government is trying best to bring Balochistan at par with other developed areas of Pakistan while paying special attention on the socio-economic development of the local population.

Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi said this while meeting a delegation of Baloch entrepreneurs led by Vice President FPCCI Naveed Jan Baloch. Government is committed and dedicated to develop the largest province of the country as prosperity of Balochistan will contribute towards a peaceful and progressive Pakistan, he added.

Promotion of Gwadar port and local population is high on our agenda and we are bringing Baloch people in the national mainstream, he said, adding that we will never disappoint our brethren.

The federal minister issued orders to hike quota of local shippers and transporters working at Gwadar port from 35 to 40 per cent and promised to support the demand of local business community to divert all the government’s cargo including urea to Gwadar port.“I will personally look into the matter and try best to get the nod of the Economic Coordination Council,” Jatoi reassured.

Speaking on the occasion, Naveed Jan Baloch said that the pace of work on utilising resources of Balochistan on the wellbeing of locals should be improved so that their social and economic issues could be resolved at earliest which is imperative for national solidarity. This will unleash a new era of peace and progress, the business leader said.

Present on the occasion included Chairman TCP, MD National Fertilizer, other officials, President Gwadar Chamber Rahim Zafar, Secretary General Shipping and Clearing Association Hameed Baloch, President Zamindar Association Ghulam Rasool, President Makran Chamber Haji Rasool Buksh and others.