President Mamnoon in Quetta

QUETTA: No attention was paid on economic importance of Balochistan in the past. But present democratic government was taking possible measures for the uplift of the province and bringing it at par with other provinces of the country.

These views were expressed by President Mamnoon Hussain during his meeting with provincial governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai here Wednesday.

President Mamnoon Hussain was presented Guard of Honour upon arrival at Governor House. A smartly turned out contingent of Police presented salute to the President.

Earlier President Mamnoon was accorded warm welcome upon arrival on three day visit here today. Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai, provincial ministers and elected representatives received him at the Quetta International Airport.

At their meeting President Mamnoon and Governor Achakzai held detailed exchange on Gwadar to Kashgar economic corridor project, phase-wise building road and rail networks, administrative situation of Balochistan and overall political situation of the country.

President said that Gwadar to Kashgar economic corridor project is incomplete without cooperation of Balochistan. After building of project Balochistan of Balochistan would also directly benefit from the positive impacts of the economic corridor.

He said he wanted to give a message to the people of Balochistan that their security, progress and prosperity is topmost priority of the government in office and present federal government would adopt all possible measures for it. He said peace is prerequisite for development and progress and to achieve set targets. He said present situation is better. He hoped that concerned institutions would further improve their performance in this connection.

He said people of Balochistan desire peace and order and development and support government policy for it.

Referring to Peshawar incident President Mamnoon said the way our children have been targeted is intolerable. Unity and solidarity shown by the nation at this hour of grief has sent a message to entire world and enemies that Pakistanis are a bold and brilliant nation whom terrorists cannot frighten.

Governor Achakzai while appreciating efforts of democratic government for Balochistan’s uplift briefed President of administrative and important matters of the province.

Fateha was also offered for the departed soul of Ahmad Khan Achakzai elder brother of Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai.

President will visit Ziarat Thursday.

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