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PM Imran Khan lays foundation stone of various projects in Quetta

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QUETTA, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday performed the groundbreaking of various projects in Quetta and also distributed cheques among deserving people under the Kamyab Jawan Programme.

The projects included a 22-kilometer dualization of Quetta Western Bypass (N-25) and the construction of an 11-kilometer Dera Murad Jamali Bypass (N-65).

While addressing the ground-breaking ceremony, the prime minister reiterated the determination of his government to develop the Western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to connect areas that were neglected in the past.

Imran Khan said that Balochistan was neglected in the past and now the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is fully focusing to bring this province at par with other developed parts of the Country.

The prime minister also directed the National Highway Authority (NHA) to ensure top quality of roads being constructed in Balochistan.

The prime minister said that 1,000 kilometers long roads were constructed in 15 years whereas infrastructure projects with a total length of 3,300 kilometers in just two and half years of the PTI government.

Earlier in his remarks, the Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed said that road projects in Balochistan will enhance connectivity and bring prosperity in the province. He said that these projects will also provide access to markets for farmers and traders.

Murad Saeed said that the government will lay the foundation stone of 796-kilometer long Chaman-Quetta-Karachi Highway till December 2021.

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