Sunday, September 17, 2017

Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum, 2017



A binding independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan has been scheduled to be held on 25 September 2017. It was originally planned to be held in 2014 amidst controversy and dispute between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government of Iraq.
Longstanding calls for Kurdish independence[5] gained impetus following the Northern Iraq offensive by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in which Baghdad-controlled forces abandoned some areas, which were then taken by the Peshmerga and controlled de facto by the Kurds.
The referendum was announced and delayed on several occasions as Kurdish forces co-operated with the Iraqi central government for the liberation of Mosul, but by April 2017 it was being seen as happening some time in 2017.
On 7 June 2017, President Masoud Barzani held a meeting with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), the Kurdistan Islamic Movement (KIM), the Kurdistan Communist Party, the Kurdistan Toilers Party, the Kurdistan Toilers and Workers Party, the Kurdistan Development and Reform Party, the Erbil Turkmen List, the Iraqi Turkmen Front, the Turkmen Development Party, the Armenian List in the Kurdistan Parliament, the Assyrian Democratic Movement and the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Popular Council, where the independence referendum was confirmed to be held on 25 September 2017. The Iraqi government declared victory over the Islamic State in Mosul on 10 July 2017.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Baloch Nation stand by with their Kurdish brothers on their historic referendum for Freedom.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 16, 2017

Washington, D.C: - Baloch Nation congratulate and stand by with their Kurdish brothers on their historic referendum for freedom and share their joy and enthusiasm to cease the opportunity to embrace the path of freedom and to be FREE as a FREE nation among the nations of the world, which was long overdue,” said Dr. Wahid Baloch, President of Balochistan National Congress (BNC) - Washington D.C Chapter.

His Excellency Qubad Talabani 
and Dr. Wahid Baloch


Dr. Baloch who met with His Excellency Qubad Talabani, the U.S representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government, in his office in Washington, D.C in 2006, and extended solidarity to him on the behalf of Baloch Nation in person, said that the Baloch people are the closest friends, ally and kin to Kurdish people and that they will always stand by with their Kurdish Brothers and sisters through thick and thin.

 He said, Kurdish people have gone through a lot sufferings and sacrifices to make for this brilliant and bright day to come in their lives for a brighter and better future for them and for their future generations and their dream has come true to be free and independent as a FREE nation among the nations of the world.

“We are extremely happy and overwhelmed with joy to see our Kurdish Brothers and sisters made it through this tough times and overcame all their difficulties to finally make it happen. This is a great accomplishment and we are extremely happy and overwhelmed with them on this occasion for their success and path to freedom,” said Dr. Baloch.

He said, like the Kurdish people, the Baloch people and their motherland, Balochistan, is also divided into three countries, Viz, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, by Goldsmith lines and artificial borders, drawn by the British rulers to ‘divide and rule’, and Baloch citizens are being subjected to daily humiliation, subjugation, discrimination and torture in their own homeland by the foreign occupying forces.    

He said that It is time for the world community to recognize that no any artificial border can separate the families and blood kins for too long and that these artificial borders and Goldsmith lines must be abolished once and for all as these are totally unjust and they violates the international laws.

He said, like Kurds, Baloch people have also a long history of struggle for freedom and justice to re-unite their motherland and to re-gain their lost and stolen independence from the foreign occupiers.  He said, today it is FREE Kurdistan and tomorrow, God willing, it will be the FREE Balochistan. He asked the Baloch Diaspora to shun their pity differences and join hands together like Kurds to make their dream to come true.
                                      
https://balochistannationalcongress.blogspot.com


Friday, September 15, 2017

Pakistan: A peaceful Batwara is the ultimate solution of Pakistan's problems




A peaceful solution without any further bloodshed and violence is the ultimate solution of Pokistan or else Pakistan will break apart and Punjab will ends up as a deadlock state among all anti-Punjab states (Sindhudesh, Balochistan, Pakhtunistn, Afghanistan, Iran and India) and will not survive. It is better for Punjabis to take heed and do the right thing to end their monopoly, exploitation and discriminative abusive policy directed against the other provinces and accept their genuine rights and demands and accommodate them well equally without any further delay. 
You can not have peace until your all federating units are treated and accommodated fairly and equally and their genuine demands and reservations are accepted by Punjab. 
Baloch demands are simple, genuine and just. Here are few that needs to addressed immediately to get started to solve the Balochistan's conflict peacefully within the federation without further violence and bloodshed.
1. The Pashtun FC, an anti-Baloch force who is busy in kill and dump and Disappearances of Baloch citizens, should be removed from all Baloch towns and cities immediately and replaced by the local jobless angry frustrated Baloch citizens to make them feel accommodated and counted citizens of Pakistan.
2. The Pashtun FC should be deployed on Pak- Afghan border to check the infiltration of Taliban terrorists and drug smugglers. 
3. All Pashtun area of Balochistan should be joined with KPK province and Baloch areas of Punjab, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur, should be rejoined with Balochistan to restore and protect Balochistan historical demography. 
4. All Afghan refugees living in Balochistan must be returned back to Afghanistan without any further delay, their Fake ID cards, birth certificates and Pak Passport should be canceled and their names removed from the Balochistan voter's registration list and Census record.
5. Constitutional amendment must be done to guarantee that there will be no demographic changes in Balochistan.
5. The right and demands of Baloch citizens to use and utilize their own natural resources, including the trillions dollars Rekodiq and Sandak Gold and silver reserves, Sui gas royalties and all proceeds from the Gwadar port and CPEC, should be accepted, upheld and honored to uplift the lives millions Baloch citizens who are living in extreme poverty and in Stone Age in their own homeland. 
5. The wide spread joblessness and corruption in Balochistan must be addressed on priority basis and Balochistan's job quota of Baloch citizens must be honored both in the federal departments, Pakistan's armed forces and in the foreign services to accommodated the jobless Baloch youths to make feel counted and proud citizens of Pakistan. 
6. The widespread corruption in Pakistan must be addressed honestly and sincerely and a fool proof system of check and balance must be put in place backed by a free and independent powerful judiciary to ensure transparency and rule of law in every department. Those who violate the law and steal national wealth fraudulently must be held accountable and sent to jail, their properties and assets forfeited and they must be declared ineligible to run for any office or job within the Government.
These are all genuine and just demands that the Baloch citizens are making for decades and they must be addressed and accepted by the rulers without any further delay. But, if the rulers in Islamabad continue to ignore and reject the genuine demands of Baloch citizens, we have no option left to knock the doors of the international bodies, including the ICJ, ICC and UNO, to seek justice for our people. 

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Balochistan: A picture says a thousands words.


Balochistan despite being rich in natural resources, but its citizens are living below poverty lines with no drinking water, no jobs, no education, healthcare or any other infrastructure.
It is time for a peaceful Batwara without any further bloodshed and violence. 
A peaceful Batwara is the ultimate solution of Pakistan and is also in Punjab's interest or else Pakistan will break apart and Punjab will ends up as a deadlock state among all anti-Punjab states (Sindhudesh, Balochistan, Pakhtunistn, Afghanistan, Iran and India) and will not survive. It is better for Punjabis to take heed and do the right thing to end their monopoly, exploitation and discriminative and abusive policy that is directed against the other provinces and accept their genuine rights and demands and accommodate them well equally without any further delay. 
You can not have peace until your all federating units are treated and accommodated fairly and equally and their genuine demands and reservations are accepted by Punjab. 
Baloch demands are simple, genuine and just. Here are few that needs to addressed immediately to get started to solve the Balochistan's conflict peacefully within the federation without further violence and bloodshed.
1. The Pashtun FC, an anti-Baloch force who is busy in kill and dump and Disappearances of Baloch citizens, should be removed from all Baloch towns and cities immediately and replaced by the local jobless angry frustrated Baloch citizens to make them feel accommodated and counted citizens of Pakistan.
2. The Pashtun FC should be deployed on Pak- Afghan border to check the infiltration of Taliban terrorists and drug smugglers. 
3. All Pashtun area of Balochistan should be joined with KPK province and Baloch areas of Punjab, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur, should be rejoined with Balochistan to restore and protect Balochistan historical demography. 
4. All Afghan refugees living in Balochistan must be returned back to Afghanistan without any further delay, their Fake ID cards, birth certificates and Pak Passport should be canceled and their names removed from the Balochistan voter's registration list and Census record.
5. Constitutional amendment must be done to guarantee that there will be no demographic changes in Balochistan.
5. The right and demands of Baloch citizens to use and utilize their own natural resources, including the trillions dollars Rekodiq and Sandak Gold and silver reserves, Sui gas royalties and all proceeds from the Gwadar port and CPEC, should be accepted, upheld and honored to uplift the lives millions Baloch citizens who are living in extreme poverty and in Stone Age in their own homeland. 
5. The wide spread joblessness and corruption in Balochistan must be addressed on priority basis and Balochistan's job quota of Baloch citizens must be honored both in the federal departments, Pakistan's armed forces and in the foreign services to accommodated the jobless Baloch youths to make feel counted and proud citizens of Pakistan. 
6. The widespread corruption in Pakistan must be addressed honestly and sincerely and a fool proof system of check and balance must be put in place backed by a free and independent powerful judiciary to ensure transparency and rule of law in every department. Those who violate the law and steal national wealth fraudulently must be held accountable and sent to jail, their properties and assets forfeited and they must be declared ineligible to run for any office or job within the Government.
These are all genuine and just demands that the Baloch citizens are making for decades and they must be addressed and accepted by the rulers without any further delay. But, if the rulers in Islamabad continue to ignore and reject the genuine demands of Baloch citizens, we have no option left to knock the doors of the international bodies, including the ICJ, ICC and UNO, to seek justice for our people.
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Friday, August 25, 2017

The Killing of Baloch Killer, Nawab Akber Khan Bugti, was Justified.



Those who kill innocent people and expel them,  including women and children,  from their houses
doesn't deserve any mercy, respect or have any right to live on earth. Allah's justice has been served.

The Baloch Council of North America (BCNA) ask all the Baloch youths to not pay any tribute to Baloch killer Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti on his death anniversary, but INSTEAD burn his picture and the pictures of all corrupt Nawabs and Sardars of Balochistan and their self-exiled sons, who are promoting terrorism and violence in Balochistan and are responsible for the deaths of thousands of Baloch citizens in Balochistan, from 2006-till to-date, in the name of their "dirty war of interest and revenge". Nawab Bugti can go to HELL. Why should we, the ordinary Baloch, fight his war of revenge and get ourselves killed. 

Let's not forget that how this dirty war of buisness started ? This war started after killing of a Baloch killer, Tumundar Mr. Nawab Akbar Bugti (may he burn in HELL), by the Pakistan's army after he and his private militia rebelled against the state, blew up the gas pipelines and resorted to violence and terrorism.

The same Bugti who joined hands with Baloch killer Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 70's to kill thousands Baloch citizens as a Governer. Why should we the ordinary Baloch fight his war of revenge??? What Bugti and his grandson Mr. Brahmadagh Bugti did for the ordinary Baloch people instead of making them to walk on the burning charcoals bare foot and killed them on the spot for challenging and opposing their Nawabi and Sardari mentality. 


Let's not forget that this is the same Nawab Bugti who also kicked out thousands of his own Kalper Bugti Balochs, including women and children, from their ancestral homes in Dera Bugti. Baloch people's memory is not so weak to not remember all of this or forget about it.

For more than 50 years, he and his grandson, Mr. Brhamdagh Bugti, who is now hiding like a rat in Geneva, were collecting billions of rupees in Sui Gas Royalty from Pakistan and they didn't say a single word about the Baloch sufferings and Baloch freedom, but when Gen Musharrf refused to accept their demands to increase the gas royalty, all of sudden they became the "Freedom Fighters", and every one else became a traitor or a "spy" and an "agent", in their eye to be killed by his paid agents and mercenaries on his orders??

And can some one ask where did they spend all that Gas Royalty monies?? Did they build any Road, School, College or any hospital in Dera Bugti or anywhere else in Balochistan?? 

Instead, all the money was used to build, Bugti Private Militia "The Bugti Force", and the "Bugti Fortress", and ran private Jails to torture the rival Kalper Bugti Baloch and terrorize their women and children.

Why Mr. Brhamdagh Bugti, instead of hiding in Geneva, go back and fight his own war of revenge? Why getting our poor ordinary Baloch youths killed. If a person who can leave his own grandfather to be killed on the battle field and runs like a chicken to save his own life, is he trustworthy anymore?

Let's not pay any tribute to a Baloch killer, but instead, burn his picture, distribute sweets and pary to God Almighty that he may burn him and all Baloch killer Nawabs and Sardars in the HELL.


                                         DEATH TO ALL NAWABS, SARDARS AND WARLORDS.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

BNC strongly condemn the Pakistan’s Supreme Court for its hypocritical verdict to disqualify PM Nawaz Sharif.



Washington D.C -- Balochistan National Congress (BNC) strongly condemn the Pakistan’s supreme court for its hypocritical verdict against PM Nawaz Sharif to disqualify him. 

PM Nawaz sharif was declared disqualified to hold or run for the office of Premiership by the Pakistan Supreme Court for hiding his salary in his last application, years ago when he ran for the Office.

“It is very sad and pity that the Supreme Court didn’t charged him for the Panama scandal, mega corruptions and money laundering but used a silly, totally irrelevant and pity excuse to disqualify him”, said Dr. Baloch, the President of BNC. 

He said Baloch people have no sympathy for PM Nawaz sharif being gone but the question is why this Supreme court doesn’t act or move when Baloch citizens are made disappeared in thousands, their houses are being burned to ashes on daily bases by the Pashtun FC making them homeless in their own home towns and their bodies are being thrown from the flying helicopters with full impunity on daily basis? 

And where is this supreme court where Sindhi, Baloch and Muhajir political activists are being kidnapped, tortured and made disappeared in Karachi everyday by the Rangers who are acting as the “Judge, Jury and executioners”, without the due process of law, he asked.

And where was this supreme court when more than 200 Baloch judges and lawyers and more than 600 Baloch police officers were murdered on broad day light in Quetta, Balochistan? And where is this Supreme Court where a Baloch police officer on duty was recently ran over by an criminal MPA Mr. Kocahkzai, who has not been charged and disqualified yet, he questioned.

He said, by acting hypocritically on a such flimsy pretexts and excuses to oust PM Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Supreme Court once again have shown its ugly face and proved  to be a puppet organ of Pakistan’s military and that it is there only to serve their interests and not the interests of the country or its citizens.

He said, people are being fooled by this drama, but actually behind the doors, a military coup is in making through the court system to bring Gen Raheel Sharif, to head a caretaker civilian Government, who was recently fired by the Saudis to lead the Islamic Nato over his refusal to take action against Iran and the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

He said Pakistan is being run by the military, either directly or indirectly, through a so called civilian elected Government which is elected through a rigged and fraudulent bogus system of voting to fool the people of Pakistan and the world community, but in reality all the power rests in GHQ hands.

He said, there is no true democracy in Pakistan, there has never been one, nor there any institution exists in Pakistan that is free and independent to do their constitutional duties and mandate to serve the people of Pakistan and the country freely.

He said, Pakistan is at the brink of collapse and disintegration and is sliding towards anarchy, unrest, civl war and political instability. Unless bold and mega steps are taken to keep the military out from meddling into the state affairs, treating and accommodating all federating units and minorities equally and taking them all onboard, there is nothing you can do to stop the country from breaking apart.



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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Reko Diq gold mine project: Pakistan may face $11.5-billion penalty

By Zafar Bhutta

Published: July 12, 2017



Empty trailers for housing workers at the site of the gold and copper mine exploration project of Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) are seen in this undated photo in Reko Diq, in Balochistan, Pakistan. 



ISLAMABAD: An arbitration tribunal of the World Bank has ruled in favor of Tethyan Copper Company Pvt Ltd (TCC) in a case involving the Reko Diq gold mine project in Balochistan. As a result of the ruling, Pakistan may face a penalty of $11.5 billion for not awarding the project to TCC.

The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) had earlier rejected Pakistan government’s application to dismiss TCC’s claims on grounds of corruption and malpractices by the latter.

Balochistan wants Chinese helping hand for its mining industry
Both the federal and provincial governments submitted applications before the ICSID and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague during 2015-16, seeking admittance of new evidence showing TCC’s corrupt practices in Reko Diq affairs for illegal and undue gains.

The move was futile, however, as the court ruled against the government for unlawful denial of the mining lease for Reko Diq to TCC- a joint venture between Chile’s Antofagasta and Canada’s Barrick Gold Corporation.

The arbitration claim had been submitted in 2012 by the TCC. Five years later, in 2017, it filed for compensatory damages amounting to $9.1 billion based on fair market value of its investments in the project till November 15, 2011. In addition, it also filed a claim of $2.3 billion as pre-award compound interest.

The government has to submit its reply to TCC’s damages claims by July 21.

The previous government of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had tried to settle the dispute with TCC but failed. It had also warned the Balochistan government that the federal government will not pay damages in case of an adverse ruling from international tribunals.

TCC held 75% shares in the project while Balochistan had a 25% stake. The company claims it has invested over $500 million in exploration, scoping and feasibility studies on the project. Total investment was projected to be $5 billion over a period of five years.

TCC and Balochistan reached a deadlock in 2009 because of two issues. First, TCC wanted Balochistan to bear 25% financial obligation according to its share in the project. But the province refused to take any financial responsibility.

Second was the purported involvement of a Chinese company in the project. A letter written by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Chile Burhanul Islam to then Petroleum Minister Naveed Qamar in September 2009 had advised against involving Metallurgical Corporation of China in the same mining site.

Not a dime spent on environmental protection

In a feasibility report submitted to the Balochistan government, TCC projected a turnover of over $60 billion for the gold and copper project over a span of 56 years. This projection was based on a price of $2.2 per pound of copper and $925 per ounce of gold, in the year 2009.

The mine has estimated reserves of 11.65 million tons of copper and 21.18 million ounces of gold.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2017.

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‘Lack of data on minerals in Pakistan a challenge to sector’s growth’


The Newspaper's Staff Reporter Updated July 05, 2017




ISLAMABAD: Although minerals, including gemstones, have great potential to contribute to Pakistan’s economy, the lack of real data on minerals in the country is one of the fundamental challenges to the sector’s growth, Prof Saleem H. Ali from the University of Delaware said on Tuesday.

Mr Ali, the professor of energy and environment at the University of Delaware in the United States, cautioned that only a careful and practical approach, along with an elaborated strategy, was the key to tapping into the sector.

Mr Ali was delivering a lecture on ‘How Can Minerals Contribute to Pakistan’s Development Path?’ at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute.

Projects under CPEC could support mineral developments in some sectors, US professor says

Referring to the case of Reko Diq gold and copper reserves in Balochistan, he said these mines still offer tremendous opportunities but the right planning and the proper use of technology and expertise is important to benefit from this national wealth.


“The dilemma with any mineral rich country was that such resources offer positive as well as negative impacts,” he said, adding that the rational use of such resources needs a highly thoughtful approach to harness this potential.

Mr Ali highlighted that a detailed formulation of rules and procedure was needed to define the incentives, programmes and capacities related to mineral development projects, or operational consequences could arise after the start of exploration activity.

“To reach at a workable policy and get benefits from minerals in Pakistan several legal requirements are needed, which includes upfront tax incentives, pace of extraction following price or planning for scarcity etc.” He added: “Likewise, the integrity of the environment over the long term and economic viability of the operations must remain core areas of concern.”

He also spoke about the benefits of projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, saying it would support mineral developments in some sectors, such as the cement industry, while the importance of energy minerals such as coal would also increase.

He said there is also “huge potential for Pakistan to be tapped in the gemstone industry”, adding that Pakistani gemstones are high grade items in commercial foreign jewellery markets.

SDPI’s Dr Imran Khalid earlier explained the importance of the contribution of minerals to the national economy. He said although opinions about the potential and capacity of this sector in Pakistan are diverse, the importance of the sector to the economy could not be ignored.

Published in Dawn, July 5th, 2017

https://www.dawn.com/news/1343312/lack-of-data-on-minerals-in-pakistan-a-challenge-to-sectors-growth




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

China helped Pakistan avert currency crisis with $1.2bn loans: FT

ISLAMABAD: China helped Pakistan stave off a currency crisis with $1.2bn loans, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

State-backed Chinese banks have twice come to the rescue of the nuclear-armed state with $900m in 2016 and $300m in the first three months of this year, the newspaper quoted officials as saying.

The loans demonstrate the perilous fragility of Pakistan’s stocks of foreign currency, depleted in recent months by rising imports and falls in exports and remittances from Pakistanis abroad, it said.

Commenting on the geopolitical importance of the loan, the report said China’s financial help also underlines an increasingly close relationship at a time of strains between Pakistan and the US.

Beijing is preparing to invest at least $52bn in Pakistan to build a highway, energy pipelines, power-generation facilities and industrial parks from the western port of Gwadar on the Gulf to the Chinese border to the north.

‘But despite its expected benefits, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure project is set to further deplete the foreign currency stocks, needed to pay contractors and suppliers.’

Figures from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) show the country had $17.1bn of net reserves at the end of February, down from $18.9bn at the end of October and a peak of $25bn several years ago.

This has forced the country to seek emergency loans from outside sources to repay older loans made in foreign currencies.

The report added: “Of the $1.2bn from the Chinese institutions, $600m came from the government-run China Development Bank and $600m from the state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the only mainland bank with a branch in Pakistan. Policy banks such as CDB often act on behalf of the central bank”.

One Pakistani official told the FT: “China keeps a very close eye on our economic trends and they’re happy to come to our help wherever needed.”

But experts warn that Pakistan is likely to have to return to institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, to which it sought recourse in 2013, for further support.

Vaqar Ahmed, deputy executive director of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, said: “Technically speaking we should have gone back to the IMF in January, but ministers are likely to try and wait until after the election [for parliament planned for 2018].”

One member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz told the Financial Times ministers were loath to turn to the IMF until after the election in an effort to limit the political fallout.

“The IMF is a politically volatile issue in our country. If we go to the IMF to deal with our needs, that will send a very negative political signal and the opposition [parties] will use that against the government,” the person said.

It was only last year that Pakistan cleared the IMF debt incurred in 2013, a repayment that led policymakers in Islamabad and abroad to express optimism about prospects for economic stability.



Monday, April 10, 2017

There should be no demographic change in Balochistan - BNC



WASHINGTON, D.C — Balochistan National Congress (BNC), in a statement in response to Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal’s speech that there will be no demographic change in Balochistan, said, that in order to prevent such demographic changes, Islamabad must address the genuine Baloch demands and reservations of Baloch citizens regarding the CPEC, Rekodiq, Sandak project, Sui gas royalties and Census and take them into confidence and on board.

“If rulers in Islamabad are truly, honestly and sincerely interested in preventing such demographic changes in Balochistan and solving Balochistan's bleeding conflict within the federation of Pakistan, then all Afghan refugees living in Balochistan should be returned back to their country Afghanistan, their fake birth certificates, local certificates, Pak ID Cards and Pakistani Passports be cancelled and their names removed from the Balochistan's voter registration and Census  lists in Balochistan,” said Dr. Baloch, the President of BNC.

He said, constitutional guarantee are a must to safeguard and protect the social, economic and legal rights of Baloch people in Balochistan. Without such constitutional guarantee and affirmative actions, there is no way of ensuring the fair play and justice. 

He said, the anti-Baloch Pashtun FC, which is main cause of the problem rather than being the solution, should be removed from all Balochistan's cities and towns and replaced by the jobless frustrated Baloch youths and the Pashtun FC should be deployed in Pak-Afghan border to check and control the infiltration of terrorists and drug smugglers across the border.

All Pashtun areas of Balochistan should be joined to KPK province and the Baloch areas of Punjab, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajan Pur, should be re-joined back to Balochistan.

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Balochistan National Congress (BNC) is the new emerging voice of Baloch people, especially the ordinary middle class Baloch men and women, both inside and outside Balochistan, to inspire, lead and empower them and prepare them for the future challenges. Our goal is to promote mutual respect,  understanding, tolerance, recognition and accommodation among all nationalities and peoples of Pakistan.

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No demographic change in Balochistan: Pakistan's minister





BY MIAN ABRAR


Ahsan says govt to protect social, economic and legal rights of people.

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday rejected the notion being projected by vicious elements suggesting a demographic change in Gwadar and other areas due to the influx of people in the coastal areas, saying the government will protect the social, economic and legal rights of the people of Balochistan province.

“The people of Balochistan have the right on their resources and the government will protect all rights of the people of the province. The notion being projected by vicious elements suggesting a demographic change in Gwadar and other coastal areas is a part of blatant lies,” he said while talking to the workers and youth activists of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) from Balochistan.

The minister hoped that Gwadar would soon be enlisted as a centre of modern education with completion of an international standard university in this port city. “The days are not far away when students from across Pakistan as well as other part of the world will get education and professional trainings in Pakistan especially in Balochistan,” he added.

Bringing industrial revolution and turning Pakistan into trade hub were the goals of the government which were set to be achieved under this multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Projects in energy, infrastructure and port development will provide a base to industrialisation of the country,” he said, adding that “Made in Pakistan” would be considered as a sign of high quality and standard soon.

He stated that 85 million jobs were up for grabs in China due to relocation of the Chinese industry that has lost their competitive advantage because of rise in cost of operation. “The CPEC presents an opportunity to Pakistan to grab major share of the available jobs which can help employ the unemployed surplus labour. People particularly the educated youth should not care about the propaganda but try to grab this opportunity as much as possible,” he added.

He told the delegation that work on Gwadar Master Plan was in progress to make this city a world modern port city. “Like Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, Gwadar will soon be a centre of world investors and business associations,” he said. The construction of the Gwadar Airport would be starting this year which would prove another milestone in the development of this remote region, he said.

The minister said that further Gwadar to Quetta and Gwadar to Rathodhero roads construction have ensured better connectivity and opened a new era of development in Balochistan. He said that the world narrative about Pakistan has completely changed with converting CPEC dream into a reality and transformation of Gwadar as a new centre of development in the region.

In 2013, enemies were terming Pakistan as the ‘most dangerous country’ and now they were hatching conspiracies to create hurdles and halt CPEC’s success but they will have to see a failure, he remarked. The whole nation has decided to protect the CPEC and the connectivity being provided through road infrastructure and development projects has ensured mainstreaming of Balochistan, leading to eradicate sense of deprivation of the people for the first time in the history, he said.

Ahsan stated that there was complete consensus among the federating units where the federal and the provincial governments were working jointly to ensure speedy implantation of CPEC projects which has brought a historic opportunity for the private enterprises of Pakistan. “It is their duty to take maximum advantage of the industrial cooperation being planned under CPEC. The establishment of economic zones would bring maximum employment for local youth,” he said.

“Enemies of CPEC are the enemies of Pakistan who cannot digest the remarkable success we achieved by converting CPEC agreement from a piece of paper into a billion dollars investment projects. The 50 billion dollars project has emerged as a leading project of regional cooperation, which is paving way for peace, prosperity and development of Pakistan and the Asia region,” he concluded.


https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/04/09/no-demographic-change-in-balochistan-minister/