ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday that his government was committed to the development of Balochistan with a resolve to bring it at par with the developed areas of the country.

Talking to a group of students from Loralai here at the Prime Minister House, he said over the years Balochistan was neglected, however, it was not only rich in natural resources but also had an equally talented youth.

He said the nation was proud of its young generation that would help Pakistan get its rightful place in the comity of nations with honour and dignity.

Nawaz said that the government would put in all resources to ensure that the children of Balochistan get quality education.

He asked the students to focus on education and noted with appreciation their calibre. He also listened to a number of suggestions put forth by the students for creating conducive learning atmosphere at the Loralai school.

The Prime Minister announced Rs 15 million for the school and to make its urgent immediate needs. He said he would announce more funds for the students when he visits Balochistan.

He asked the students to study hard as their parents, despite their limited resources, were spending huge amount of money on their education and grooming. He also asked the school authorities to provide scholarships to the outstanding students. He said the young students were the future of the country and would bring a good name to the nation.

The Prime Minister directed Senator Sardar Yaqoob Nasir to find out the problems of the school and submit a report to him for implementation.