Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has ordered an inquiry into the delay in the Gwadar breakwater project. It is said that turning the backwardness of Balochistan into prosperity is a collective responsibility.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday ordered authorities to investigate delays in the Gwadar breakwater project, criticizing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for causing “costly delays” in implementing the previous government.
Talking on social media after today’s meeting, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that he had ordered an inquiry into the criminal delay in the Gwadar Breakwater project.
“It amazes the mind how the PTI government ignored this (plan) despite the 44 445 million grant, 48 484 million soft loans and feasibility,” the prime minister said.
“The time for presentations is over. The time for action is now,” he said.
Explaining the importance of Gwadar, which is an important part of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, Prime Minister Shahbaz said that the development of the port city is not just about infrastructure.
He said that being a part of CPEC has its political, economic and strategic importance, adding that turning the backwardness of Balochistan into prosperity is the responsibility and mission of the present government.
Last week, the Prime Minister called for the completion of development projects in Gwadar. Presiding over a high-level meeting to review the progress of development projects in the city, the Prime Minister said that further disruption in water and power projects would not be tolerated.