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Minister promises 20,000 jobs to Baloch youths

Updated December 05, 2018

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Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal says federal government has finalised a plan to end unemployment from Balochistan. — File photo
Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal says federal government has finalised a plan to end unemployment from Balochistan. — File photo

GWADAR: Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal said on Tuesday that the federal government would provide 20,000 jobs in different sectors to youths of Balochistan.

Speaking at a gartering in Turbat town, the district headquarters of Kech district, she said the federal government had finalised a comprehensive plan of private-public partnership for removing unemployment from the province.

She said mega development projects, including Gwadar Shipyard, would be launched soon in Ormara that would create a number of job opportunities for the people of Makran.

The minister said that a sub-campus of the Institute of Space Technology would also be established in Makran to impart high-tech education.

She said the land ownership of Gwadar Shipyard had been given to the Balochistan government that would stabilise the economic growth of the province.

“Technical centres in Gwadar, Kech and Turbat would be made functional to yield manpower for Gwadar Shipyard, while women polytechnic and the Gwadar Institute of Technology would be established.”

Ms Jalal said the federal and provincial governments had addressed water issues in Gwadar, Pasni and adjacent areas on a priority basis. More initiatives were being taken to end the water crisis in the entire Makran division, she added.

The minister said the leadership of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) had been utilising all available resources to provide relief to people, while in a short period of time development of infrastructure was palpable in Balochistan as many highways were being constructed.

She said the people of Kech must come out on Dec 6 to vote for the BAP candidate because the province could not afford further hate and divisions on ethnic grounds.

Speaking on the occasion, provincial Minister Zahoor Buledi said the BAP had taken charge of the government with a colossal vision of provincial development.

Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2018

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