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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi addressing a public gathering after inauguration of Kachhi Canal in Sui, Baluchistan on September 14, 2017

Several development projects being implemented in Balochistan: PM

DERA BUGTI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated Kachhi Canal project in Dera Bugti District of Balochistan on Thursday.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, he said the project was launched by former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in 1998 but due to ignorance of previous governments, it could not be completed on time.

The Prime Minister said the project was completed at a cost of eighty billion rupees, and it will change destiny of the people of Dera Bugti.

He said the issue of water and gas faced by the people of Sui and Dera Bugti will be resolved on priority basis.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said several development projects are underway in Balochistan at a cost of four hundred and forty-five billion rupees while twenty-five billion rupees are being spent on energy projects.

He said work on supply of natural gas to all district headquarters of Balochistan has been started at a cost of fifteen billion rupees.

He said twenty-one universities would be constructed in Balochistan with the cooperation of federal government.

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