Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday said that the federal government would not tolerate any kind of insurgency in Balochistan that could adversely affect developmental programmes in the province.
He said the federal government was committed to bring far-flung areas of the province at par with other developed parts of Pakistan by creating more employment opportunities.
"The launch of large projects like Gwadar and coastal highway will reduce poverty and generate economic opportunities for local populace - while projects in the social sector will set the pace for their sustainable socio-economic progress," The News quoted him as saying.
Speaking to the Deputy Chairman Senate Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali on the political situation and progress on development projects in Balochistan, he reiterated the government's firm resolve to deal with an iron hand any insurgency affecting upliftment of the province.
He said unprecedented allocations had been made for development of the province, including projects in education and health sectors.
The President added that the government was aware of the importance of all round development in agricultural and industrial sectors in Balochistan.