General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated 193-kilometres long Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab Motorway (M-8) in Hoshab area of Southern Balochistan. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, he said the government is constructing a network of roads to connect all parts of the country with each other for development. These projects will bring huge benefits for the country and it will also connect Pakistan with Central Asian Republics, China and Afghanistan, he added. The Prime Minister said the project has great importance for the development of the country. He said Balochistan is being given preference for development, and equal allocations are being made for the province.
Nawaz Sharif also announced three other road projects. He said Quetta-Khuzdar highway will be dualised, and work on Baseema-Khuzdar, Shahdadkot highway and Bela-Awaran highways will start soon. Nawaz Sharif said several projects have been initiated to link Gwadar with the rest of the country. He regretted that in the past, mineral resources of the province were not properly utilized and the present government is committed to use them for progress and development of Balochistan.
The Prime Minister referred to mega projects like Diamer Bhasha dam, Dasu Dam and Bunji project and said each of them would generate 4000 mw of electricity. Nawaz Sharif lauded Army Chief General Raheel Sharif for his whole hearted support in addressing problems of Balochistan and welfare of its people.Later, Nawaz Sharif and the Army Chief drove in a car together to inspect the project.