Nawaz per­forms ground­break­ing of 3 projects in Quetta

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Prime Min­is­ter of Pak­istan Nawaz Sharif on Thurs­day presided over a meet­ing of the Balochis­tan apex com­mit­tee and ap­proved the 'Pur-aman Balochis­tan' pro­gramme for the re­turn of the an­gry Baloch into the na­tional main­stream. The apex com­mit­tee meet­ing re­viewed the over­all se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the in­sur­gency-hit province, the 'Pur-aman Balochis­tan' pro­gramme and progress on the Na­tional Ac­tion Plan. Army Chief Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif, Fed­eral In­te­rior Min­is­ter Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Min­is­ter for States and Fron­tier Re­gions (Safron) Ab­dul Qadir Baloch re­tired Lt-Gen Ab­dul Qadir Baloch, Gover­nor Balochis­tan Muham­mad Khan Achakzai and Chief Min­is­ter Balochis­tan Dr Ab­dul Ma­lik Baloch were among those at­tend­ing the meet­ing.

Ear­lier dur­ing the day, Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif also per­formed the ground­break­ing of three im­por­tant de­vel­op­ment projects namely Mangi Dam, Balochis­tan Agri­cul­ture Univer­sity and Fly­over on Smungli Road.

Upon PM's ar­rival in Quetta, Balochis­tan Chief Min­is­ter Dr Ab­dul Ma­lik Baloch and Chief of Army Staff Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif re­ceived him at the air­port.

Ear­lier, Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif per­formed the ground break­ing of three im­por­tant de­vel­op­ment projects in Quetta. These in­cluded Mangi Dam, Balochis­tan Agri­cul­ture Univer­sity and Fly­over on Smungli Road. The Prime Min­is­ter was also given a brief­ing on the projects. The Mangi Dam pro­ject will be com­pleted at a cost of 9853 mil­lion ru­pees, Su­mungli Road Fly­over with nearly 1500 mil­lion ru­pees and Agri­cul­tural Univer­sity at a cost of 4589 mil­lion ru­pees. The Prime Min­is­ter also in­au­gu­rated Sariab Road Fly­over, which has been com­pleted at a cost of 1581 mil­lion ru­pees. Army Chief Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif, Fed­eral Min­is­ters Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Ab­dul Qadir Baloch, Gover­nor Balochis­tan Muham­mad Khan Achakzai and Chief Min­is­ter Dr Ab­dul Ma­lik Baloch were also present on the oc­ca­sion. Mean­while,a meet­ing of the Spe­cial Apex Com­mit­tee in the chair of Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif is un­der­way in Quetta. Gover­nor Balochis­tan Muham­mad Khan Achakzai, Chief Min­is­ter Balochis­tan Dr. Ab­dul Ma­lik Baloch, Army Chief Staff Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif and se­nior mil­i­tary and civil of­fi­cials are at­tend­ing the meet­ing.

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