On April 9 and 10, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, Chief Minister of Balochistan, visited Gwadar and inaugurated a number of development projects. He also spoke defended him and his government against the allegations of misappropriation over the Reko Deq issue.
On the first day of his visit, he inaugurated the sewerage and water drainage system of Old Town Gwadar in a ceremony organized by Gwadar Development Authority (GDA).
A number of National Party members, local professionals as well as a group of vice chancellors from different parts of Pakistan and several professors from University of Turbat attended the ceremony.
Although the major reason for Dr. Malik’s visit was to inaugurate the developmental projects of Gwadar, he focused on education sector and notified that soon a sub-campus of University of Turbat will be established in the port city.
On the second day of the visit, he inaugurated the newly constructed hostels of GDA Public Higher Secondary School Gwadar. Dr. Malik also presented trophies to the students whose performance had been outstanding in different competitions during the last academic year.
Talking to the students at the occasion, he said, “You are going to be part of the Pak-China economic corridor; you are the futures of Gwadar and Balochistan, make education your main concern because the only way to illuminate poverty in Balochistan is to promote education.” CM Balochistan told the students.”
Dr. Malik denied the allegations of being a part of the Reko Diq pillage and said, “Blame of a single stone’s trade can’t be proved. All the blames of buy and sell of Reko Diq project are baseless.”