Bizenjo discusses post-flood situation with US envoy.

QUETTA -- Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo met the US ambassador to Pakistan on Wednesday and discussed several issues ranging from rehabilitating the flood-hit people, climate change, law and order and investment.

Mr Bizenjo told Ambassador Donald Blome, who arrived in Quetta on Wednesday, that Balochistan was Pakistan's future and the government was taking all possible steps for its development.

He said the law and order situation had improved a lot and the province was not facing severe threats regarding the security of highways and development projects.

Referring to the climate change issue, the chief minister said Pakistan and Balochistan were highly vulnerable to environmental changes. He said recent monsoon rains and heavy floods inflicted huge human and financial losses on Balochistan and reconstruction and rehabilitation were a big challenge for the government.

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Ambassador Blome spent a busy day in Quetta, as he also met local partners working to advance climate change adaptation, representatives of higher education institutions, leaders of local NGOs, and Afghan refugees.

He discussed US efforts to combat the effects of climate change through a Green Alliance with diverse partners in Pakistan and underscored the strong cooperation between the United States and Pakistan on promoting economic...

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