Caretaker Prime Minister, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar along with General Syed Asim Munir, (COAS) visited Quetta and attended meeting of the Provincial Apex Committee.

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Quetta: Caretaker Prime Minister, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar along with General Syed Asim Munir, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Quetta today and attended meeting of the Provincial Apex Committee in presence of Chief Minister Balochistan, Ali Mardan Khan Domki.

During the Apex Committee meeting, the forum was briefed about revised National Action Plan, Law enforcement operations, anti-smuggling and anti-narcotics operations in Balochistan, security of foreign nationals employed on CPEC/ non CPEC/ private projects, repatriation of illegal foreigners, foreign currency regularization measures, and progress on SIFC initiatives in Balochistan.

The Prime Minister expressed confidence in the progress made by the Balochistan government and assured full support of the federal government.

During the session, the Prime Minister emphasized that “Socio-economic development of Balochistan is imperative for ensuring peace and development of the province.” COAS highlighted that Army will provide full support in concert with LEAs and other government departments for enforcement actions against spectrum of illegal activities with full force to deny pilferage of resources and economic losses that the country suffers due to these activities.
Prime Minister said that, “Initiatives taken by SIFC at federal level should have a trickle down effect in each province for the people of the area. Balochistan is rich in mines and minerals and development in this sector will generate economic activity and job opportunities for the people of the area. Moreover, investments in agriculture and IT should also be focused apart from human resource development”.

The Prime Minister underscored the need for synergy among all relevant departments for gainful effects of the initiatives.
The participants affirmed that state institutions, government departments and people are united for progress and prosperity of the province.

Earlier, upon arrival, the Prime Minister and COAS were received by Chief Minister Balochistan and commander Balochistan Corps.