ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that peace and security situation has improved in insurgency-hit Balochistan over past four years, and people have shown determination to fight back terrorists.
“Today, we can claim with satisfaction that we have restored order in Balochistan and the terrorism related incidents have reduced considerably” he asserted while addressing Pakistani community settled in Belgium and Luxembourg, according to a statement received.
The governor said that the consolidation of democratic process in Pakistan has played a positive role towards improving law and order situation all over the Country.
Achakzai called upon Pakistani diaspora in the Europe to carry forward this message, as the people living in Europe can influence the public opinion and policy makers. He said that the diaspora in Europe must also convey the reality that people of Pakistan have no sympathies to the terrorists.
The Balochistan governor said that education and economic development were pivotal for meeting up challenges faced by Balochistan and in the recent years the provincial government has given attention to health and education sectors.
“Only in Quetta 35000 people are now engaged in graduate and post-graduate studies and seven universities are functioning now in Balochistan as compared to only one college in the decade of 60s” Achakzai added.
Highlighting the significance of Balochistan as the hub of connectivity, the governor said that the province happens to be located at the confluence of many regions. He said that the combination of its geography, population and natural wealth puts Balochistan in an ideal situation for growth and development.
“Several positive developments in recent years makes us, the people of Balochistan, hopeful that we’ll finally have our dreams come true” the governor said.
The governor said that to explore and integrate Balochistan’s potential, Gwadar Port project was initiated. He said located at the mouth of Strait of Hormuz, Gwadar can become a key transit and trans-shipment hub in the entire region.
It is expected that once fully operationalized, Gwadar port will create more than 40,000 jobs, he added.