QUETTA (APP) - Minister of State for Industries and Production Dr Ayatullah Durrani on Friday said that Iran had agreed to provide 1100 megawatts power for six industrial estates being set up in parts of Balochistan. Addressing a press conference here, he said the Iranian assistance would greatly help flourish industrial culture in the province which would on one hand attract private investment in various sectors while on the other eliminate unemployment in the province to a considerable extent he said. He said the federal government is committed that Balochistan should be the chief beneficiary of Gwadar port and in this regard it may withdraw all the agreements concluded by the previous government wherein in the province interest regarding the port had been undermined. "The PPP government is fully conscious of the injustices done to the province in the past and committed for their compensation by extending maximum financial assistance to the province so that it could itself overcome its backwardness," he said. Expressing gratitude to President Asif Ali Zardari and his team for writing off of all SBP loans against the province, he said the successive govts and the present govt keeping in view the financial hardships of the province waived off all loans in order to empower it financially had obtained these loans. A huge amount of the provincial budget used to go under debt servicing to State Bank disabling the provincial govt to implement several public service schemes. He, however, said the step would certainly end financial crisis of the province enabling it to expand its public sector development programme so that no human settlement across the province remain deprived of fruits of the development. Referring to shortage of wheat and fertilizers in the province, the minister rejected the impression and said his department had ensured sufficient fertilizer stock to all its utility stores and agriculture centres across the province. The farmers could purchase how much quantity of urea they needed from these stores on the subsidized rates, he said, adding that there is sufficient reserves of wheat with the provincial food department which could cater for the need of the province. He also assured that govt would ensure Urea to the province in accordance with its needs. To a question regarding smuggling of wheat and urea to Afghanistan from the province, the minister called upon the people to help the govt overcome smuggling from the province.