The prime minister during his visit to Quetta, was to lay the foundation stone of a new campus of the National University of Science and Technology.
He was received at the Army Aviation Base by Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Inter-Services Public Relations said in a tweet.
He then reached Quetta Cantonment along with the Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai, Chief Minister Jam Kamal Alyani, and other federal ministers, the army’s media wing said.
He did the groundbreaking of the Balochistan Health Complex and the Quetta-Zhob N-50 Road as part of the western route of the CPEC, the tweet said.
In Gwadar, he laid the foundation stone for the new international airport and addressed the closing ceremony of an expo taking place in the city. Gwadar International Airport will have the latest equipment and facilities and is expected to be one of the country’s largest airports.
Addressing the closing ceremony of the expo, the prime minister said that he was happy to see the turnout of the expo and knows that the event will only get bigger and better with each passing year.
He announced that funds have been allocated towards the building of bridges to ensure that fishermen living close to the N-50 continue to earn their livelihood.
“All the fishermen that have been worried that building this highway would mean that their buisness would dwindle, I would like to tell them that there is nothing to worry about. We have allocated funds to build bridges to facilitate you in your trade,” he said.
“The second thing I would like to announce is that we will be brining Sehat Insaf Cards to this area,” the prime minister said.
The prime minister also announced that Gwadar will be connected to Pakistan’s national grid.