PM Kakar inaugurated Pak-China Friendship Hospital, Desalination Plant in Gwadar

Caretaker Prime Minister (PM) Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Monday inaugurated Pakistan-China Friendship Hospital and a seawater desalination plant in Gwadar.

Addressing the ceremony, the caretaker premier urged the people of Balochistan, particularly, the youth to avail the historic opportunity of development in their province as the detractors of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were about to lose their relevance very soon.

“Those who think to change the course (of CPEC) by force, violence or any other means are committing historic blunder as their relevance will be over very soon. The prudent decision in the nation’s fate is to joint the course of development, instead of resisting it and miss the opportunity,” he remarked.

The ceremony was attended by federal ministers Sami Saeed and Shahid Ashraf Tarar, Caretaker Chief Minister of Balochistan Mir Mardan Domki, Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Jiang Zaidong and the Chinese and Pakistani officials attended the event.

The prime minister said the ease in the form of reduced travel durations across the province was just due to CPEC intervention.

PM Kakar told the gathering that trade worth $36 trillion was expected take place in and around China in the near future, therefore it was a must to join the journey through skill-development and claim the share, instead of showing hostility.

He said the journey of China’s modernisation was significance and steering millions of people out of poverty was unprecedented.

The prime minister said that the development of China had a positive impact across the region, particularly Pakistan and its Balochistan province.

He said the clean drinking water had been an issue faced by the Gwadar people and desalination plant project would address it to a great extent. Besides, the construction of 150-bed hospital would provide quality healthcare to the people, he added.