QUETTA - Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not only guarantee progress and prosperity of Balochistan and Pakistan but will also help steer the world out of the prevailing pathetic economic crisis.

Governor Achakzai said CPEC was the pilot-project of the mega 'One-belt One-Road' plan which would evidently connect various nations of the globe.

Governor Balochistan expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Ministry of Defence headed by Maj-Gen Naseem Ashraf. The delegation had arrived in Balochistan on a study trip and called on the governor at Governor’s House.

During the meeting, matters pertaining to law and order situation in Balochistan, education and CPEC came under discussion.

Shedding light on law and order situation in Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai said substantial improvement had been witnessed apropos to law and order in Balochistan and particularly in Quetta. However in recent happenings, public apprehensions on negligence of concerned authorities were upright. He was of the view that they would have to spearhead more comprehensive measures to overcome menace of terrorism.

Responding to a query, the governor said corruption was a curse and the reasons behind widespread anomalies were literate segment of society not illiterate quarters.

He maintained that if bureaucracy and high ranking officers discharge their responsibilities with honesty it will bring the nation out of multiple crises and peril of corruption.

Governor Achakzai said after completing their training they would be shouldering big responsibilities of devoting their services for public welfare.

There was a need of the hour to lift the education sector on sophisticated lines, said Achakzai. 

Additional Chief Secretary Dawood Muhammad Barech and other high officials were also present.

Zehri concerned over

Islamabad situation

Balochistan Chief Minister, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, has expressed grave concern over law and order situation created by ‘specific group’ in Islamabad.

In a Press statement, Chief Minister asserted a democratic govt under an elected Prime Minister was ruling in country and had heavy public mandate, but, regretfully, the PTI under the leadership of inexperienced Imran Khan had adopted unconstitutional way and lawlessness to derail the elected regime.

He feared this would foment conflict in national political outlook which would obviously jeopardise democratic system.

He again appealed to the PTI leadership to respect the democratic norms and let the Prime Minister administer govt with politeness.