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Former President, PM paid more visits to London, Dubai than Balochistan: Imran Khan

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Prime Minister, Imran Khan on Friday said former president and prime minister paid more visits to London and Dubai than Balochistan. He said past government ministers preferred their personal interests rather than country and nation.

The Prime Minister arrived in Turbat one a one-day visit to inaugurate development projects under the Southern Balochistan development program. Governor Balochistan, Justice (R) Amanullah  Khan Yaseenzai, chief minister Jam Kamal Khan, federal minister Zobaid Jalal and provincial ministers received the premier at the airport.

The Premier stated that past governments ignored Balochistan in terms of development and services. He announced the provision of scholarships for 360 students of Balochistan to get modern education. He said the promotion of education in Balochistan was one of the top priorities of his government. He expressed these views while addressing a function at Turbat University.

Students can learn modern education through IT in villages

Prime Minister Imran Khan said now students can get modern education through information technology in villages and remote areas. “Now it is not necessary to get an education in cities”, he said. “Human being learns in difficult situations”, he mentioned.

The premier announced an increase of scholarships for the student of Balochistan from 185 to 360 by the federal government. He said the federal government was committed to supporting the students of Balochistan to give them equal opportunities in education.

Southern Balochistan Development Program

The federal government has launched a massive development program in Southern Balochistan to bring it at par with other developed parts of the country. Addressing the ceremony in Turbat, the Federal Minister for Planning, Asad Umar said 9 dams would be constructed in southern districts of Balochistan to irrigate more than 1 lakh acre of land.

He said the government was planning to provide power supply to 47,000 houses from the national grid station.

Speaking on the occasion, the federal minister Zubaida Jalal stated that it was for the first time that a prime minister was visiting Turbat for a development purpose. She said the people of Mekran were committed to working for the development and prosperity of the country.

Former President, PM paid more visits to London, Dubai than Balochistan: Imran Khan

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