ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that Government is according high priority to socio-economic development of Balochistan to usher in a new era of peace, progress and prosperity in the province. According to PM House Spokesman, the Prime Minister directed the concerned Ministry for early release of funds for the projects under the Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package. As regards CDWP meetings, he assured that Balochistan would be given priority. The Prime Minister was talking to Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani at the PMs House here on Tuesday afternoon. The PM said the people of the province would benefit from their resources under the Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package. He further said the Government had already taken a number of solid steps to implement the three-pronged strategy of constitutional, administrative and financial measures as charted in the package. He urged the provincial government and the public representatives to monitor the progress and ensure timely completion of the work of those projects meant to address the longstanding grievances of the people of Balochistan. The Prime Minister asked the Chief Minister to send the concerned provincial ministers to visit various development projects relevant to their portfolios not only to monitor the progress but also to suggest measures to speed up the implementation. He further said the MNAs and MPAs of Balochistan also needed to visit the projects in their respective areas. The Prime Minister asked the Chief Minister to visit the mega projects along with media teams to review the progress of work. He also mentioned that he would visit Balochistan at an appropriate time to see the progress on Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package and also the federal government projects. The Chief Minister appreciated the Prime Ministers keen interest and endeavours towards development of his province. He expressed his confidence that measures taken under the Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package would bear fruit and it would ameliorate the condition of the people of Balochistan. Provincial Minister for Finance Mir M Asim Kurd and Provincial Minister for Health Haji Ainullah Shams were also present on the occasion.