QUETTA, (Parliament Times) : A delegation led by British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner called on Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan at the Chief Minister’s House here. Chris Kaye, Country Director World Food Program , Provincial Secretary Health and Secretary Food and other concerned officials attended the meeting.
Other issues of mutual interest including health, nutrition, climate change, women’s education, development and promotion of agriculture and sports were discussed during the meeting. British 3.5 million was announced for the health sector in collaboration with the British government and the World Food Program In the meeting. The fund will help meet the nutritional needs of women and children. The British High Commissioner said that efforts would be made to ensure food safety by overcoming malnutrition under the program. He also expressed keen interest in working on climate change and all other related issues besides enrollment of female students and female students in schools in Balochistan.
He said that this was his first visit to Balochistan and he hoped that he would continue to visit Balochistan. Expressing happiness over his visit to Balochistan, he said that the British government would extend its support to the people of Balochistan for social and economic development.
The Chief Minister welcomed the joint cooperation of the British Government and the World Food Program and said that the provincial government was also taking concrete steps for the socio-economic development of the people on the occasion. Special attention is being paid to the health sector. While a monthly stipend is being given to poor and needy female students under the Chief Minister’s program, a comprehensive monitoring mechanism has been adopted under the RTSM system to ensure the attendance of male and female students. The Chief Minister said that a skill program has been launched in 13 districts of the province under which special attention is being paid to skill development by enhancing the technical skills of the youth. He said that establishment of trade and industrial zones under CPEC would create new employment opportunities in the province. Stressing on the utility and importance of the vast area of ??Balochistan, the Chief Minister said that this region is important in terms of production and growth of various crops. The cotton grown here is pure and the region is also suitable for growing olives. Thanking the British High Commissioner for his visit, the Chief Minister said that Pakistan and the United Kingdom have excellent relations and there is a lot of potential for enhancing bilateral cooperation in various fields. Later, the Chief Minister also handed over a commemorative shield to the British High Commissioner.