ISLAMABAD- Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Wednesday said that Pakistan Navy is working on the vision to promote education for the local populace of Balochistan, particularly in coastal areas, and is providing quality education to the local students.
Malik was addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of academic block and 1st cadet's hostel at Cadet College Ormarah. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila was also present on the occasion.
The CM also commended the efforts of Pakistan Navy in fields of education and health. Dr Malik also appreciated state-of-the-art medical facilities provided by Pakistan Navy Hospital, PNS Darmaanjah at Ormarah and highly praised the availability of specialist doctors at the hospital for the treatment and provision of completely free medicines for local populace round the clock.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest also appreciated Pakistan Navy's efforts for establishing Bahria Model School at Turbat, Bahria Model School and College and an education complex at Gwadar.
He also thanked Pakistan Navy for making conscious efforts to revamp Pasni fish harbour facilitating the government of Balochistan in signing a dredging agreement to recover the much needed fish harbour.
Cadet College Ormarah has been established through joint efforts of Pakistan Navy, government of Balochistan and ministry of defence.
The college is a significant milestone in the history of coastal areas for provision of free quality education to the students hailing mainly from Balochistan.
The college started functioning in makeshift arrangements since 2013 and at present two batches of 116 cadets are already studying at the college. As per the master plan, the college will have purpose-built buildings and other state-of-the-art infrastructure covering around 500 acres of land in near future. On completion, the campus comprising six hostels, academic block, cadet's mess, sports facilities, staff and faculty accommodation would accommodate over 600 cadets.
The establishment of Cadet College Ormarah is in continuation of Pakistan Navy's efforts towards the development of Balochistan's coastal areas and more than 1,300 students are being educated at Bahria educational institutions at Gwadar, Ormarah and Jiwani.