Balochistan will become Pakistan’s richest province in near future: PM Abbasi

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday inaugurated the Kacchi Canal project in Balochistan’s Dera Bugti district, Radio Pakistan reported.

According to the state-run daily, the Canal will irrigate 72,000 acres of land in the far-flung areas of the district.

“This is no ordinary project. It will change the destiny of Dera Bugti,” the prime minister said as he addressed a public gathering in the district.

“This project is a symbol of love between two provinces,” Abbasi added, explaining that the 300-kilometre canal runs from Punjab and provides water to Balochistan.

“[Former PM] Nawaz Sharif should have been here today. This [canal] is his project,” Abbasi said as he criticised the PPP for not developing the project during its tenure.

“A lot of governments have come, but they only made empty promises to secure their votes. The PML-N does not make false promises; it solves the problems people in the country are facing.”

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