GWADAR: Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo here on Wednesday paid glowing tribute to the former Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for his vision regarding Gwadar as a model seaport and trade hub in the region.
Addressing the ground breaking ceremony of six lane East Bay Expressway at Gwadar, he said the project that also encompasses provision for railway line would be a dream coming true for all people of the country and particularly those from Balochsitan.
“Gwadar has factually emerged into a land of opportunities for us and this is essentially because of the government’s absolute commitment towards the cause of national development,” he said.
The Minister for Ports and Shipping said the PML (N) government, formally led by Nawaz Sharif and now by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi enjoys confidence of the masses.
Mentioning that it was in 1990s that he visited the coastal city with the former Prime Minister, he said that vision and acumen of the leader has factually turned Gwadar into present day “game changer” for the world itself.
“At one point of time Singapore was considered game changer and the title was latter given to Dubai and now it is our very own Gwadar,” said Bizenjo.
With specific reference to East Bay Expressway, he said it will soon connect the Gwadar port to different parts of the world and felicitated Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for inaugurating the ambitious scheme.
Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo also appreciated the contribution made by Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal for his exemplary role, as a lieutenant of former Prime Minister, in the development of Gwadar, as an integral part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He on the occasion urged the Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri to ensure regular water supply for the city, mentioning that it was currently being supplied from Mirani Dam through tankers.
Regretting that it was makeshift arrangement and needed to be turned into a permanent and regular supply, he said local government must be assisted by both the federal and provincial governments.-APP