Saturday, April 19, 2014

PM Nawaz Sharif vows to spend $1.6bn on Balochistan development

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that US $1.6 billion will be spent on different development projects in Balochistan, with Gawadar being developed as a model city.
Addressing the Cabinet Meeting, the Prime Minister said the development in Balochistan was a priority for the government and development plans to put the most neglected province on road to progress, “were being implemented expeditiously.”
He said that Gawadar was being developed as a model city and a socio-economic package has been planned for it, adding that Gawadar Airport and Sea Port were being developed on modern lines.
Prime Minister Sharif told the Cabinet that US $1.6 billion will be spent on these projects and added that he himself will monitor these projects.
He said the socio-economic package included provision of skilled manpower through training of human resource in different sectors including health and education, while development of health and education infrastructure to cater for the people of Balochistan have also been planned.
The Prime Minister said: “The public money is sacred and we should ensure its judicious and efficient spending.” He said that the economy was the government's top priority and it was providing equal attention to all parts of the country.
The Cabinet also approved the tariff of US $0.66/MMBTU for LNG services project, secured through competitive bidding process by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.
It also decided that the policy guidelines of the tariff, will be conveyed to OGRA.
The Cabinet further decided that other aspects of the commercial agreement will be settled between the two parties, Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and EPTL of Qatar.
Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, while briefing the Cabinet, informed that the price of LNG was competitive with the international market.
He said the contract will be for 15 years and will provide 200 MMBTU of LNG in the first year and would be increased to 400 MMBTU from the 2nd year.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Balochistan Where Sardars Rule and Balochistan Where Army Rules

Who is the Real Enemy of Baloch Brothers ????

Monday, April 14, 2014

Separatist movement in Balochistan funded by India: Sardar Sanaullah Khan Zehri

QUETTA: Senior Minister and Balochistan PML-N chief Sardar Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that India has been financing a separatist movement in the province and expressed fear that a ‘superpower’ and some other neighbouring countries may also extend financial support to it if the Gwadar port is made operational.
Talking to reporters at his official residence here, he said the Gwadar port had great geo-political importance and making it operational might affect the business of some other ports in the region.
“India is involved in financing separatists’ movement in Balochistan and a superpower and some neighbouring countries may contribute in efforts to destabilise Pakistan by creating more unrest in the province if the deep-sea port of Gwadar is made operational,” he said.
However, the new port would greatly boost the economy of the region by increasing trade activities through an economic corridor for China, Central Asian states, Afghanistan and Pakistan, he said.
“Gwadar port will boost our national economy and create job opportunities for thousands of youths in Balochistan.”
He said he would fully back Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch in measures to be taken for restoration of peace. “Progress and prosperity cannot be achieved until peace is restored in Balochistan,” he said.
He said the PML-N would observe a ‘martyrs’ day’ at Anjira, Khuzdar, on April 17 and hold a condolence reference for his son Mir Sikandar Jan Zehri and other members of his family who had died in various attacks.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Truth about Balochistan

Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan with a history of supporting Resolution of Pakistan-1940, which envisaged creation of a separate homeland for Muslim majority areas of sub-continent India. No doubt Baloch leaders and people of Balochistan played a very vital role in creation of Pakistan and ultimately succeeded under the able leadership / guidance of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and achieved Pakistan as an independent state.

Balochistan, the resource rich province of Pakistan has always been an attraction for international power players. Often these powers have been playing negative role in planting and nourishing unrest in the province. A small segment of the society who do not fully represent the people of Balochistan, assisted these powers and turned the smoke into fire. A Gallup survey of the UK official body, DFID, conducted on July 20, 2012, disclosed that the vast majority of the Baloch people oppose the idea of an independent Balochistan. This survey has proved that some external entities have been conducting subversive activities in the province by supporting the minority elements, and are inciting the other Bloch persons for independence of Balochistan.

The terrorists have stepped up their terrorist activities following the General EIections-2013. This is evident from the fact that twelve people were killed and their bodies were dumped within first week of the elections and five more were killed on the day Dr Abdul Malik took oath as the Chief Minister (CM) of the province. This indeed is a display of extreme frustration by the anti- Pakistan forces which were against the elections and a resultant stability in the Province. In missing persons case, everyone knows that BLA, BSF militants kidnapped and killed many innocent people and the security personnel in the province. They also massacred many persons through suicide attacks, bomb blasts, targeted killings and sectarian violence. Therefore, they are responsible for dumped bodies and extrajudicial killings in the province.

The current crises in Balochistan are centred on two things: first; continuous deprivation and extensive poverty of the Baloch masses compounded by the lack of economic and social development and second; lack of national unity and inter-provincial harmony, further fuelled by external powers through sub-nationalist elements. A cavernous analysis of the problem leads us to the essence that; the establishment of the writ of the state is always taken as a threat to the existence of tribal system by Baloch Sardars.

Today, the people of Balochistan denounce these militant groups and stand united to fight them. The people of Balochistan only deserve due share in the power structure of the federation. They must be fully supported to live in peace and harmony, and continue participating in prosperity and well-being of Pakistan. Now, the right hour has come that our domestic media must expose international conspiracy against Balochistan by condemning the activities of anti-Pakistan countries by exposing its nexus with BSNs

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Building Peace-Application of Pak Army's Soft Prong in FATA / Malakand (Swat) and its Impact

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Tribute to Gayari sector martyrs (7th April 2012)

The brave sons of soil guarding the territorial integrity of this land of pure at world's highest war zone. These men never fear the stinging cold difficult most terrain , extreme weather inclemencies besides guarding the frontiers. Their duty is above and prior to their life.
Siachen Soldiers of Pakistan Army.

We salute the 139 soldiers and civ who got trapped under the avalanche,may their abodes be filled with flowers #GayariMartyrs  #Pakistan

We Salute You.