CM-Australian High Commissioner

QUETTA: Balochistan is rich province with precious natural resources, long coastal belt and its geographical location. If natural resources are utilized correctly poverty can be ended form this province. Agriculture, minerals, fishery, and others sectors have vast opportunities for investment. Despite meagre resources Government was striving for promotion of education and providing best possible heath facilities.

These views were expressed by Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo while speaking with Australasian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ms Margaret Adamson who called on him at CM Secretariat here Thursday.

At their meetings Chief Minister and Australian High Commissioner exchanged views on bilateral relations between two countries, assistance in agriculture, education, health sectors.

Chief Minister said that there are vast opportunities of investment in Balochistan and investors can make profitable investment. Agriculture and livestock has always been important in Balochistan but for the past several years due to drought and no rains these sectors were facing difficulties. Despite limited sources government was paying special attention on promotion of education, providing health care to the people and establishing technical centres so that maximum number of local people could get jobs in CPEC projects.

He said there has been extraordinary change in law and order situation in the province during past four years. Security forces and people have rendered immense sacrifices in war on terror. Owing to long border with Afghanistan terrorists ran away after committing terror acts. But government was taking concrete measures in this regard so that illegal movement from across the border is stopped and it was bringing positive change in establishing law and order. He said in view of improved law and order situation investors were coming to Balochistan.

Quddus Bizenjo said Balochistan would emerge as developed province of Pakistan after success of CPEC project in coming years and poverty and backwardness would end.

He said we have very little time in government but from day one it is our effort to resolve problems of people in education and health.

Australian High Commissioner appreciating measures taken by government for development of the province assured cooperation in agriculture, livestock and other sectors.