Nations can only progress when rulers are accountable: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said the progress of the nations was based on the writ of the law, the superiority of merit and accountability of the rulers.

The prime minister was speaking to participants of National Security Workshop Balochistan who called on him at the PM Office.

The workshop was organised by Pakistan Army Southern Command Balochistan in collaboration with the government to inform the participants about important security matters.

 It was attended by politicians, social workers, educationists, lawyers and people from cross sections of the society. Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal was also present.

The prime minister said Balochistan would become a prosperous province, adding that the government’s job was to ensure good governance and rectify education, health system there and for that purpose, the government was making all efforts.

He said Balochistan had significance and due to CPEC project and a number of development projects would be started for the local people.

The prime minister informed the participants about various steps taken by the government to take benefits from natural resources and large scale gas reserves in the province.

They were informed that share of Balochistan in income from these natural resources would be more than before, as Balochistan remained poor due to the policies of the previous governments.

He said the budget of Balochistan had been increased after 10 years while the past governments deprived the province of its due share.

About the introduction of local bodies system in Balochistan, he said, when the local people would get their funds directly they would be spent on the development of their areas.