DERA MURAD JAMALI: Former finance minister of Balochistan Mir Asim Kurd said on Sunday that the recently completed projects of dams and barrages were helpful in boosting the agriculture sector in Balochistan.

Talking to reporters here, he said about 200,000 acres of lands in the Kachhi Bolan district were irrigated from dams and barrages completed recently by the Balochistan government. These projects of dams and barrages included Mithri, Hairi, Haji Shehr, Tok, Ghazi and Khokhar, he added.

Mr Kurd, who is a sitting MPA of PML-N, said that in coming years theses projects would irrigate about one million acres of land in eastern Balochistan.

He said the government was taking practical steps for bringing improvement in the standard of live of farmers.

Published in Dawn, March 14th, 2016

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