The provincial government of Balochsitan has approved the Quetta Safe City Project. The expected cost of the Quetta Safe City Project is Rs 2.28 billion. The Balochistan government has finally officially approved the project and set aside the finances for its completion.

Provincial Minister of Information Technology for Balochistan Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran addressed the assembly sessions and informed that the Quetta Safe City Project (QSCP) will cost around PKR 2.28 billion and it will be completed in a timely manner. Further on the IT Minister said that an IT village will be established in Quetta. The Pak government will allocate Rs 500 million for the development of the IT village.

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The government said that it wants to introduce the Safe City Projects to other provinces and cities of Pakistan including Gwadar.

Another issues discussed in the assembly was a resolution moved by the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) leader Malik Naseer Ahmed Shahwani. The resolution was about increasing the maximum age limit for government jobs to 43 years from 40 years.

IT minister said, “Provincial government led by Chief Minister Jam Kamal has taken this decision to provide opportunity to the jobless youth and other people to apply for vacant posts in different departments.

Unemployment issue was discussed by the Provincial Minister for Information and Higher Education Zahoor Ahmed Buledi

Buledi said, “Around 20,000 jobs of Balochistan’s quota are pending in different federal government services and autonomous bodies.”

He said that the  ship-breaking yard in Gwadar will create almost 25,000 to 30,000 jobs.

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