Imran Khan announces mega development package for Balochistan

Islamabad, November 14, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a mega development project for South Balochistan areas featuring construction of 1,100 kilometres roads, skill training to 3,5000 youth and expansion of power and gas supply networks. During his day-long visit to Turbat, Balochistan, the prime minister also inaugurated Daar-ul-Ehsaas facility for the orphan and other poor children to provide them free shelter, food and education.

Imran Khan also launched Waseela-e-Taleem program, to help enrol additional 83,000 children in the schools and facilitate over 640,000 children through accelerated and distance learning programs. The prime minister performed the ground-breaking of various development projects including extension of Turbat airport, 200- bed Makran Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Turbat and 146 kilometres Hoshab-Awaran section of M-8 motorway.

The package comprises of construction of 210 basic health units and improved nutrition for 7000 households under Ehsaas Nashonuma program. Establishment of six border markets, three dates processing units and an olive extraction unit are also part of the development package.

Under the plan, 35,000 youth will be imparted skill training to enable them earn as freelancer besides extending internet facility to another 0.5 million people. Moreover, 16 dam will be constructed and 0.15 million acres land will be cultivated. The development plan is expected to create more than 120,000 jobs for the area where 0.7 million people of up to 35 years are unemployed.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

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