ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the development of Pakistan is linked with the peace, stability, and progress of Balochistan.
In a statement on Saturday a day after he paid a visit to Quetta and Gwadar, the prime minister said that the coalition government aims to assist Balochistan by working with the provincial government and local elders to chart the way forward.
Shahbaz Sharif added that the same holds true for Gwadar seaport and the construction of Gwadar airport. No dredging was carried out at the seaport and thus no large cargo ship can be anchored, he further added.
The prime minister said that he has the ordered quick completion of Gwadar University, Gwadar Airport, and the installation of the Desalination Plant for clean drinking water.
In addition, he said that during his visit to Gwadar, he witnessed how the previous government miserably failed the people of Gwadar.
The prime minister said that despite wasting billions of rupees and precious time, the previous government could not complete any project for the resolution of water and electricity issues for the locals who gave great sacrifices for Gwadar port.