The Balochistan government has given a go ahead on the Quetta Safe City Project (QSCP) , a project that is likely to cost Rs 2.28 billion.
Balochistan Minister for Information Technology Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran revealed the news to the Balochistan Assembly during its recent session. While speaking on a joint resolution by three opposition members, he said that Gwadar and other divisional and district headquarters will also get similar Safe City projects.
He said that the launch of QSCP was overdue now and the project will start soon.
Moreover, the joint resolution demanded that the Balochistan Assembly to be turned into an e-assembly just like the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.
The resolution was supported by Deputy Speaker Sardar Babar Khan Musakhail, who was chairing the session, and also by the members of the treasury. The resolution got adopted without any opposition.
The provincial IT minister took the floor and explained the government’s plan regarding the QSCP. He told the assembly that government is going to set up an IT village in Quetta in lieu of which it has allocated Rs.500 million already.
He added that the land will also be allotted for the purpose soon. In the IT village, youth will receive technical training.
The Balochistan assembly adopted another resolution as well, demanding an increase in the age limit for government jobs from 40 to 43 years. The IT minister told that the government has already increased the age limit from 40 to 43 years.