From Fasih Ahmed
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has assured Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal Khan that the Punjab government will provide assistance for construction of hospital in the province.
“The Punjab government will provide assistance for the construction of a cardiology center and a children hospital in Balochistan,” Sardar Usman Buzdar said in a meeting with Jam Kamal in Lahore yesterday.
Matters of mutual interest, including promotion of inter-provincial harmony, were discussed during the meeting.
Both the chief ministers agreed to work together for the development and prosperity of the country. Buzdar said mutual harmony and brotherhood would be promoted between the two provinces.
He said the Punjab government had given scholarships to the talented students of Balochistan. Jam Kamal Khan said that Pakistan belonged to all of us. He said a large number of students from Balochistan were studying in Punjab.
Earlier in a statement, the Balochistan chief minister regretted that no major welfare projects were initiated for Balochistan in the past, however, now the government was putting up efforts for the provision of basic facilities to the people.
“None of the scheme is useful, unless its benefits are channelized to the masses. There are several projects which were launched in the province, but were never concluded,
“Because development schemes here have always been marred by nepotism, everyone wants to award the contract to his own contractor, thus any scheme could not be materialized,” he resented.