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20 November 2017 Last updated 5 hours ago

No clash between institutions, government: PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said that there is no clash between the institutions and the government."There is no clash between the institutions and the government, this news only exists in the media," said the prime minister while addressing the media during his visit to Quetta.

The prime minister was on his first visit to Balochistan after assuming office.Referring to earlier statements made by PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, the premier said political parties always maintain dialogue with all political forces in the country.

He added that Zardari would be included in dialogue as "dialogues are politics".

"This is election year, it is expected all politicians would give more political statements," said Abbasi.

The prime minister said the incumbent government's objective is to solve the problems of Balochistan and bring it on par to other provinces."Our objective is to solve Balochistan's problems and remove the feeling of helplessness in the province's population," said the prime minister.

Abbasi added that he has had detailed discussions with Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri.

"When the government came to power in 2013, we all know what the security situation in the province was and we have worked towards making the situation better," said the premier.

Abbasi said as part of development schemes in the province, gas facilities would be built in all districts of the province for the provision of gas to the people."Another request we received was for solar powered tube wells. The project will be completed in three phases and will ensure the betterment of agricultural facilities in the province," added Abbasi.In regards to provision of water to the people, the prime minister said the water resources ministry will work with the provincial government for building as many water reservoirs in the province as possible.

The premier also said that the health card scheme introduced by Nawaz Sharif in six districts of the province will be expanded across Balochistan and similarly, Benazir Income Support Program would also be expanded in the province.

Touching upon the topic of exploration activities in the province, Abbasi said that law and order had to be improved first before initiation of such activities.

"As the situation has improved, more gas blocks are being explored and the remaining will be explored soon."

The prime minister had arrived earlier today in Quetta and was received by the chief minister.