Syed Muhammad Qaseem: 

Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and Balochistan Chief Minister Sarfraz Bugti, held a pivotal press conference highlighting key development initiatives for the province. This event marks the second press conference since the formation of the new government in Balochistan.

Addressing the province’s numerous challenges, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced plans to establish modern healthcare facilities, including heart disease hospitals and a Karachi-style National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Quetta. He also revealed the initiation of Rescue 1122 services in ten districts, inspired by its success in Sindh.

Bilawal highlighted environmental and energy initiatives, discussing the provision of solar energy to farmers and the construction of green parks. He emphasized the importance of fighting terrorism through consensus and the necessity of rebuilding houses damaged by floods, advocating for ownership rights for flood-affected women.

Commending the Chief Minister’s scholarship program, which includes a significant number of female recipients, Bilawal viewed this as a positive sign for the future. He announced that Sindh-style health facilities and pink bus services would be introduced in Balochistan.

Focusing on economic issues, Bilawal stressed the importance of tackling inflation and improving employment opportunities for youth. He shared ambitious plans to send 30 million young people abroad for employment and empower women through interest-free loans, noting the high recovery rate of the women’s loan scheme.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari praised the Chief Minister for providing a comprehensive briefing on ongoing projects in the region. He expressed satisfaction over meeting party officials and workers and reaffirmed his commitment to visiting Balochistan whenever possible.

The press conference underscored a commitment to development, stability, and empowerment in Balochistan, with collaborative efforts from both provincial and federal governments.

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