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Federal govt to construct cancer hospital in Balochistan: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said that the federal government with the cooperation of Pakistan Army would construct a cancer hospital in Balochistan.
Talking to students of various educational institutions of Balochistan, who called on him here at the Prime Minister Office, he said, the provincial government would provide land to the federal government for the hospital and in this regard, a team of the federal government would visit the province very soon.
The Prime Minister said he had talked to Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the cancer hospital would be built with the cooperation of the army.
To various queries of the students, the Prime Minister said Balochistan was a spread out area and it was very difficult to handle it from a centralized system, adding that an effective local government system would be introduced in the province as it was the best option for resolution of various problems at the grass-root level.
The federal government, he said was going to start one of the biggest job provision programmes in the history of Pakistan by constructing five million houses in the entire country.
He said water was one of the biggest problems of Quetta and added that the federal government was also working on various water projects in the province.
He said the federal government would upgrade Mangi dam to meet water supply requirement of Quetta city and adjoining areas.
The Prime Minister said the dam would not only provide clean drinking water but also raise the water table in the area.
During the tenure of PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Prime Minister said, 70 sports grounds were constructed there.
He said the federal government was planning to locate places for sports grounds because it was right of the youth. The Prime Minister said Balochistan was rich of mineral resources and only four minerals in the province were considered to be worth of $460 billion.
Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the students to fully concentrate on studies, broaden their thinking and avoid selfishness.
He said why the Pakistani nation loved their Quaid because the founder of the nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah never struggled for his self but his entire efforts were for Muslims of the Sub-Continent.  He said Quaid-i-Azam was a great human being.

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CM Balochistan to depoliticize educational Institutions!

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Impending Water crisis imposing threat to Quetta

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan on Wednesday said the government was taking steps to depoliticize educational institutions for ensuring quality education in Balochistan.
He said that all the stakeholders should have to play their respective role for ensuring provision of quality education in Balochistan, saying that an effective Complement Management System has been made to utilize modern techniques for addressing issues on the basis of complaints.
He expressed these views while speaking at inaugurating ceremony of Secondary Education Balochistan’s Complement Management System organized with the cooperation of European Union and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICF).
Adviser to Chief Minister for Education Haji Mir Muhammad Khan Lehri, Secretary Education Noor-ul Haq Baloch, and other official were also present on the occasion.
The CM lauded efforts of Secretary Education and his team for preparing the effective Complement Management System, saying, the government achieved a lot for improving performance of the educational institutions in last two month.
He said the representatives of Union of education department causing delay in addressing the issues of educational problems as whenever the government talk about issues of education, the union representatives put their issues on front.
He stressed the need of reforms in all the governmental departments to overcome unnecessary expenses.
Jam Kamal said the province was facing a lot of issues but the government was taking reasonable steps for their solution.
Commenting over the educational structure, he said the students even could not understand their curriculum properly which they were studying in the present education system. He stressed the need to adopt modern techniques, use of internet, changing educational curriculum and system gradually for resolving issues of education.
He said all parliamentarians were ready to cooperate for provision of quality education and achieving its objectives in the province.
Earlier, Adviser to Chief Minister Balochistan for Education Haji Muhammad Khan Lehri said the performance of educational institutions had been improved in short period and its credit goes to Chief Minister Balochsitan Mir Jam Kamal Khan who took reasonable measures in this regard.
Lehri said on the special directives of Chief Minister Blaochistan, implementation of practical steps were being taken for promotion of education, saying that introduction of Secondary Education Complement Management System was also a part of it.
With the implementation of this new system, issues of educational institutions would be resolved in time, he said.
Muhammad Khan Lehri said an effective mechanism has been made for procurement of complaints, so that government could solve problems of public at time.
He also praised UNICEF and European Union for taking serious efforts to address educational problems and improving education standard in the province.
Later, talking to media, Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan said in the current situation, the establishment of Compliment Management System was very important as there was no effective system in remote areas for addressing problems and complaints .
He said people could access the relevant authorities through this new system and would ask responsible officials regarding negligence of addressing problems.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan had assured support to the provincial government for the completion of three stages of Kachhi Canal, saying that 0.7 million acres of land would be irrigated by the completion of Kachhi Canal.

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CPEC is mega project for entire region: Yasinzai

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QUETTA: Governor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Wednesday said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a huge project to develop the overall economic growth of the entire region.
He was talking to German Consul General, Eugen Wolfarth, who called on him at Governor House. He said the CPEC project’s completion would make Pakistan’s center of economic, added that youth are equipped with modern professional skills in view of CPEC plan.
He said we would be able to cope with the challenge of the world through professional skills. Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said Pakistan and Germany have good relation and both countries would be strengthened from mutual cooperation.
He said Balochistan was rich in natural resources and minerals. “There were vast opportunities for investments in the country including Balochistan”, he said and added that the security situation was better in the province and investors would be given full protection in order to come here for investment.
Governor said projects provided by Germany and the European Union for Balochistan including education, health, and agriculture sectors.
He said International organizations would cooperate with the provincial government for controlling underground water level, which was depleting at a fast pace in the area, added that they would provide skills to the new generation for adopting an advanced method for restoring underground water level in Balochistan.

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Over 10,000 girls studying at SBKWU 

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QUETTA: National Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Wednesday said studying of some 10,000 girls in Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University (SBKWU) was a guarantee for the bright future of Balochistan.
The girls students should not obtain education for mere getting employment rather they should spend their energy in the field of research so that they could perform an important role in the development of the province and the country, he added.
He was speaking to girl students during his visit to Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University here. SBKWU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Rukhsana Jabeen, faculty members and government officials were also present on the occasion.
Qasim Suri said the female students were talented, who, if provided an opportunity of quality education, could work for the country’s development.
He said the role of women could not be ignored in Balochistan’s development. An educated woman could make her whole family educated thus paving the way for them to perform their role in the country’s progress, he added.
Suri said education was the topmost priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s government in its endeavor to make Pakistan a great country. The federal government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan would establish more quality educational institutions in Balochistan for female students, he added.
He said Imran Khan had already constructed Shaukat Khanam Hospitals in Lahore, Peshawar, and Karachi and another would be built in Quetta soon. The prime minister had made the announcement in that regard during his recent visit to the provincial capital. he added.
Later, the NA deputy speaker took a round of various departments, including the security control room and library. Vice Chancellor Rukhsana Jabeen presented a shield to him on the occasion.
Earlier, Qasim Khan Suri chaired a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office to discuss various issues related to the city, including education, health, and water.
Speaking on the occasion, he said the federal government would fully support the provincial government for provision of clean drinking water, standard education, and health facilities to the people.
He said the past regimes had ignored the people of Balochistan and kept them deprived of basic facilities like clean drinking water, for which they were left at the mercy of tanker mafia. However, the present federal and provincial governments were taking practical steps to address all the problems being faced by the public, he added.
He directed the district administration officials to visit their respective areas and resolve the longstanding problems of the people.

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