The Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwar ul-Haq Kakar along with the General Syed Asim Munir, the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) made a visit at the Quetta. During the visit, the current leader of Pakistan held meeting with the Provincial Apex Committee. Amid the meeting, the Chief Minister of Balochistan, Ali Mardan Khan Domki was also present.
It is to be noted that, the meeting was briefed about the revised National Action Plan, Law enforcement operations, anti-smuggling and anti-narcotics operations in Balochistan, security of foreign nationals employed on CPEC/non CPEC/private projects, repatriation of illegal foreigners, foreign currency regularization measures, and progress on SIFC initiatives in Balochistan.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister has expressed his confidence in the progress made by the Balochistan government and also assured for complete support of the federal government.
In the midst of the session, the Prime Minister emphasized that, “Socio-economic development of Balochistan is important to ensure complete peace and development of the province.” COAS highlighted that, “Army will provide full support in concert with LEAs and other government departments for enforcement actions against spectrum of illegal activities with full force to deny pilferage of resources and economic losses that the country suffers due to these activities.”
PM Kakar said that, “Initiatives taken by SIFC at federal level should have a trickle down effect in each province for the people of the area. Balochistan is rich in mines and minerals and development in this sector will generate economic activity and job opportunities for the people of the area. Moreover, investments in agriculture and IT should also be focused apart from human resource development.”
During the meeting, he also highlighted the need for the synergy among all the relevant departments for gainful effects of the initiatives.
The participants affirmed that state institutions, government departments and people are united for progress and prosperity of the province.
Earlier, upon arrival, the Prime Minister and COAS were received by Chief Minister Balochistan and commander Balochistan Corps.