Locals’ participation, ownership of mega-development process will ensure real security to the numerous development schemes.
It is not only the Baloch insurgents who are frustrated.
WHILE last month’s powerful earthquake in Balochistan resulted in an economic and human disaster in the province,...
NATURAL disasters have a greater impact on the least developed regions. How poor infrastructure, the absence of a...
THE federal cabinet’s decisions to hand over Gwadar port to the Chinese and to go ahead with the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project despite US pressure seem to be politically motivated moves made by an outgoing government
THE Supreme Court recently declared void and illegal a mining deal for the Reko Diq copper project signed 20 years ago between the Balochistan government and international mining companies.
BALOCHISTAN has historically held the centre wholly responsible for the province’s underdevelopment and economic backwardness. But now the province cannot absolve itself of responsibility, as it has received unprecedented funds under the seventh National
THE Port of Singapore Authority (PSA), the operator of Balochistan’s Gwadar Port, is likely to quit the project after Islamabad failed to meet obligations under the 40-year port-handling agreement signed in February
ADDRESSING his first public gathering in Quetta in April, Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan condemned the security operation in the province and vowed to find a political solution to the conflict.
THE US and China, which are currently in a state not unlike the Cold War, may end up in a confrontation over the energy resources of the Caspian Sea area and Central Asia.
PAKISTAN has protested vehemently against the US congressional resolution on Balochistan. Regardless of the motives behind this resolution, it is clear that the Balochistan issue has gone global because of its
THE province of Balochistan needs educational academies, not military garrisons. Instead of strategists and military operations it needs educationists and economic activism. Most importantly, it needs peace, not silence about its predicament.
WITH Iran’s threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to economic sanctions by the West, the new ‘great game’ has come into play.
THE military handling of Balochistan is pushing Baloch nationalists into the separatist camp.
OF late in a retaliatory mood, Pakistan has been playing the ‘no more’ song to Washington’s ‘do more’ mantra
REKO Diq, a world-class copper and gold mine in district Chagai of Balochistan estimated at a value of between $250bn to $500bn, is a commercially mouth-watering prospect for international mining giants.
THE latest developments on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) and the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline projects
The Balochistan government is planning over Rs100 billion budget for 2010-11, with a record development outlay of...
Balochistan has witnessed a marked improvement in its utilisation of development funds in the current fiscal year....
IN the reforms package for Balochistan, some of the grievances of the local people over Gwadar deep-sea project are...