QUETTA: Balochidtan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo has asked the officials concerned to involve the local people and fishermen of Gwadar in development projects for the port city and consult them before planning a new project for it.

He was speaking at the 23rd meeting of the governing body of the Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) which he presided over as its chairman here on Monday.

CM Bizenjo was of the opinion that involving the local people in the development process would create a sense of ownership in them.

National Assembly’s member Mohammad Aslam Bhootani, Balochistan Assembly’s member Mir Hamal Kalmati, members of the GDA’s governing body and some senior officials attended the meeting.

GDA director general Mujeebur Rehman Qambrani briefed the meeting on agenda points.

The meeting considered the GDA budget and reviewed its revenue and expenditure statements. It discussed institutional budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 and amendment budget 2020-2021 with some objections.

The meeting, which was briefed on issues related to town planning, approved amendments to certain town planning clauses.

Published in Dawn, April 26th, 2022

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