ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said Pakistan cannot prosper and grow without equitable development as he launched the rehabilitation and up-gradation of Baluchistan’s Jhaljao-Bela Road.
Reiterating the federal government policy while addressing at the inauguration ceremony, the premier said the incumbent government is uplifting areas that were ignored and left behind by the previous governments.
— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) September 29, 2021
Khan also mentioned per kilometer cost for the project was cheaper in the regime of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz despite inflation since then. I am thinking if we had made roads at the same rate as today, how much money we would have saved for more roads, he said while recalling corruption among the ruling elites.
PM also confirmed that he has tasked his team to investigate the matter and taking out the corrupt elements that made dirty money by looting infrastructure funds.
80 کلومیٹر جھل جھاؤ۔ بیلہ روڈ حکومت بلوچستان کا منصوبہ ہے جس کو نیشنل ہائی وے اتھارٹی مکمل کرے گی۔
11,835 ملین روپے کی مجموعی لاگت سے تعمیر ہونے والا یہ منصوبہ تین سال میں مکمل ہوگا، اور اس پر روزانہ تقریباً 2645 گاڑیاں سفر کر سکیں گی۔
— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) September 29, 2021
Speaking about the lack of Balochistan’s development, Khan mentioned previous rulers who only plan for their five-year time. He also added it was very necessary for Balochistan to connect with the other areas for the socio-economic state of the region
The 80-kilometer road in the Awaran district of Balochistan is a project of the National Highway Authority. The two-lane road project is said to finish within three years starting now. It comes at a cost of over Rs1 billion.