Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Girding for an economic boom

Girding for an economic boom

Locals’ participation, ownership of mega-development process will ensure real security to the numerous development schemes. Updated 06 Jul, 2020 08:32am

Game of death

It is not only the Baloch insurgents who are frustrated. Published 21 Mar, 2014 07:34am

Wasted potential

WHILE last month’s powerful earthquake in Balochistan resulted in an economic and human disaster in the province,... Published 22 Oct, 2013 07:24am

Calamity-hit Balochistan

NATURAL disasters have a greater impact on the least developed regions. How poor infrastructure, the absence of a... Published 03 Oct, 2013 07:15am

Peace needed for development

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 Published 07 Feb, 2013 08:03pm

The Reko Diq saga

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. Published 22 Jan, 2013 12:20am

Balochistan’s duty

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 Published 25 Aug, 2012 02:00am

The potential of Gwadar Port

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 Published 03 Aug, 2012 02:04am

Imran Khan in Balochistan

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. Published 03 May, 2012 12:20am

Vying for energy resources

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. Published 08 Apr, 2012 07:30pm

Of sardars and sarkars

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 Published 25 Feb, 2012 09:48pm

Worst statistics for education

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. Published 08 Feb, 2012 11:35pm

The race for domination

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. Published 23 Jan, 2012 12:05am

The Balochistan conundrum

THE military handling of Balochistan is pushing Baloch nationalists into the separatist camp. Published 15 Jan, 2012 12:00am

‘No more’ to ‘do more’

OF late in a retaliatory mood, Pakistan has been playing the ‘no more’ song to Washington’s ‘do more’ mantra Published 02 Jan, 2012 09:07pm

The race for copper

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. Published 14 Dec, 2011 12:10am

Murky politics of gas

THE latest developments on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) and the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline projects Published 20 Nov, 2011 02:02am

Setting record development outlay

The Balochistan government is planning over Rs100 billion budget for 2010-11, with a record development outlay of... Published 07 Jun, 2010 12:00am

Uplift spending on target

Balochistan has witnessed a marked improvement in its utilisation of development funds in the current fiscal year.... Published 31 May, 2010 12:00am

Forgotten pledges revived

IN the reforms package for Balochistan, some of the grievances of the local people over Gwadar deep-sea project are... Published 07 Dec, 2009 12:00am