QUETTA: Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal, president of the Balochistan National Party (BNP-M) has said that he sees no benefit for his province from the implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

Addressing a public meeting at Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti Football Stadium in Kharan, he alleged that plunder of billions of rupees had been continuing in the name of Balochistan’s development for the past 70 years and the people of the province were even deprived of drinking water, basic health and education and other facilities.

He said the rulers termed the CPEC a game changer for the entire region, but “it will only benefit the province of Punjab and its people for whom development projects have already been launched in different areas that would provide jobs and economic development”.

Published in Dawn, February 27th, 2017