QUETTA: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran has said that no armed forces in the world have faced the kind of war that Pakistani armed force are fighting.”
Imran Khan said that the foreign hand was involved in fomenting terrorism as the enemies want Pakistan to disintegrate. Terrorists are being funded from the outside, he added.
He also announced a 15% rise in the salaries of Frontier Corps and Rangers.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the second phase of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would benefit Baluchistan more than any other region of the country and the government was focused on the development of Baluchistan.
The prime minister on Tuesday addressed troops in Baluchistan’s Noshki, which came under a coordinated terrorist attack last week. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other officers were also present.
The prime minister lauded the bravery of troops who repulsed the attack.
“Pakistani nation stands with the armed forced,” he said.
He said jawans stopped terrorists from entering the populated areas and the way attack was repulsed showed that terrorists cannot succeed in Pakistan.
The PM said that he received the news of the attack in China and decided that he would visit Noshki on his return.
He said the development and financial uplift of Baluchistan were on the top of the government agenda.
He said that the first phase of the CPEC focused on the development of roads and other infrastructure but in the next phase of the CPEC, Baluchistan would benefit more than other regions because of industrialization and special economic zones (SEZs)
The PM said that funds have been allocated for the construction of the Chaman-Quetta-Karachi highway.
“China is also helping Pakistan in agriculture. Their agricultural yeild is two or three folds higher than that of Pakistan,” the PM said adding that Pakistan could benefit from the Chinese know-how to improve its agricultural yield.