Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Sunday (18th February, 2018) said the government was utilising all available resources to improve the means of communications evenly in urban and rural areas of the country.
Addressing the laptop distribution ceremony at Government College for Women University, he said the basic concept for improving means of communications was to bring far-off and neglected areas at par with the developed parts of the country.
The foreign minister said the mega project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would play an instrumental role in bringing a revolutionary change and usherin economic stability and prosperity, not only in the country but also in the whole region.
He was confident that Gwadar port would emerge as a busiest port and play a dominating role in ensuring drastic economic stability and overall development of the country as well as in the region.
Gwadar port and CPEC projects would open new vista of prosperity and development and enlarge the scope of employment opportunities for the people of the country, he added.
Asif said the economic stability had become more vital at this juncture for making the country economically stable, bringing prosperity and to boost development process in the country. Asif said banishing of backwardness and elimination of poverty were on the top of government agenda and many steps had already been taken in this direction.
The linking of remote areas with developed areas would eventually bring about revolutionary changes in lifestyle and usher in a new era of development and prosperity, he added. He said under the programme 1,800 KM long roads had been constructed in Baluchistan for improving and linking downtrodden areas with the developed parts of the province.
The foreign minister said “Pakistan is making hectic efforts to maintain peace in the region but our neighboring country has been creating obstacles in the peace process and is indulged in patronising terrorists.”
He said India was in fever of war phobia and continuously violating on LOC and Working Boundary, besides killing the innocent civilians. Pakistan has rendered great scarifies in war against terrorism and efforts were still underway to purge the menace, he added.
The minister made it clear that any attempt to impose war or misadventure by India would be crushed with iron hand adding the world should acknowledge and recognize the scarifies of Pakistan, rendered in the war against terrorism.