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Balochistan

Balochistan, province having its un­i­que geographic impo­rt­ance, hardly witnessed the rest before and after formation of Pakistan. Many factors including international power players, ghastly policies and bad governance had been planting and nourishing unrest in the province.
Tribal culture has been always blamed for dysfunctional democracy. There are numerous Sardars and tribes in the province but only three names Bugti, Marri and Mengal are echoed and talked about all the time. They merely are considered as God Fathers of whole province. Even though the whole Makran division has no tribal system and people there are relevantly educated too. But, other Baloch areas are strictly ruled by Nawabs and Sardars even influence the domestic matters of lay man or their tribal men. They are absolute masters of the faith of their tribal men. The Nawabs and powerful Sardars even being in government did never bother to contribute nor allowed any development to be done in their areas.
For instance, Nawab Aslam Raisani ruled and served as Chief Minister of Balochistan, his area Sarawan and Jhalawan area of Nawab Sana Ullah Zehri president of Muslim League Nawaz have no roads, schools or infrastructure tobe seen there. It’s an open secret that if any development organization, government or non-government aims to start any project, the Sardar or Nawabasks for his share to allow the work to be get done or sometimes ask for the budget in their hands so they will run the project by themselves.
Many organizations abandoned their projects due to this reason. In Musharaf regime and especially in last 5 years of PPP government, Balochistan received the heaviest amount of money. Every MPA received millions for development and every MPA was local of Balochistan province. But the mentality of Nawab and Sardar cannot imagine considering their tribes men as equal human beings but just born to fight their tribal wars and to nourish their superiority, hence, they don’t need education, medical facilities or any other development. Many projects under the chief minister Raisani were approved, processed and completed but unfortunately only on papers while nothing on practical grounds.
This corruption fueled insurgency and paved ways for insurgents who are supported by international power players. And these last 5 years made Balochistan almost ungovernable and to whom leadership of PML-N was very well aware of.
That’s a reason National Party was given a chance. Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch the current CM of Balochistan belongs to Makran and have no tribal background. When this decision was made, everyone, well aware of the facts about Balochistan was of the view that Dr. Malik won’t be able to stand more than few months.
In fact, Sardars and Nawabs in power tried their level best to make it happen. But on other hand Dr. Malik is educated person and he was well aware of the situation he was going to face and these matters and people have to be dealt with patience and systematic strategy which will be time taking for sure. He gradually took control and refused to take pressure of any black-mailing.
Right now the largest and strongest insurgency is led by Dr. Allah Nazar who is lay man of Muhammad Hasni tribe. Large number of educated and illiterate Baloch youth is swiftly realizing that they are kept deprived by their own Nawabs and Sardars who sought and gained all the privileges for themselves but never allowed any development to the people. Fighters of Dr. Allah Nazar without hesitation say that Allah forbids as they get freedom, their first task will be killing of all Nawabs and Sardars.
In such scenario, Dr. Malik as CM of Balochistan is really a positive step by the state and there are no corruption charges on his team so far. Dr. Malik is going wise and gradual. Our problem as a national is that we seek just immediate result and don’t believe in long term systematic strategy, but, history proves that long term planning has always made some productive note-worthy outcomes.
No one can deny that the insurgents are just a group of criminals and their wrong doings like killings, extortion, blackmailing and kidnapping for ransom etc have created resentment in masses against them and in some cases tribesmen stood against them as well. As, these insurgents are supported by international powers with all means, so, the matter has to be dealt wisely.
If, these Sardars and Nawabs, who have been ruling before, are dealt with immediate action against them, they will use the tool of blackmailing and umbrella of Baloch cause that enemies are already utilizing very well against Pakistan. Insurgents or angry Baloch should be brought to the table for negotiation so they can be ceased to trap more young Baloch people.
Dr. Malik is a trusted man by local people, if Pakistan makes serious attempts of negotiation and other side which is expected to go against it will strengthen the case of Pakistan and people of Balochistan who are already furious now by the hands of insurgents will accept the elimination of insurgents.
Many non-Baloch and even Baloch teachers, doctors and other professionals are migrating from Balochistan and no one is ready to work here on the risk of his/her life.

Ghost employees, fake projects and lack of professionals are gifts of influential Sardar and Nawabs. Now, education and employment sectors being gravely important should be worked out on emergency basis.
Recruiting Baloch youth in security forces on relaxed conditions are highly appreciated in Balochistan. National media has played role to glorify these insurgents but it should do some work to create awareness on how are they damaging Baloch people?
FC (Frontier corps) are consisted of personals mostly from KPK province and this has been used widely by insurgents to make their case against state.
Even though many people consider FC as shelter against very poor law and order situation. Still, if FC is replaced with Levies and local people are inducted in Levies, this will really help the state to encounter the propaganda against Pakistan and FC and enhance the confidence of Baloch people.

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Myths and Realities – Balochistan

 

Kudn Mulir

The general perception in both print and electronic media regarding Balochistan revolves around following issues to highlight the main reason behind resentment of certain elements among the people of Balochistan.

Looting of Baloch Mineral Wealth.

Baluchistan has been bestowed with huge mineral resources and Pakistan has been extracting large quantities of gas, coal and copper-gold from Balochistan. However, massive corruption, mismanagement and abuse of Baloch natural wealth have resulted in current poor socio economic condition of the province.

Depriving Baluchistan of its Due Share of Revenue.

Baluchistan has been deprived of its due share of revenue for last six decades. This has been done deliberately by reducing the wellhead of price of gas and oil. When Baloch nationalist raise the royalty issue they are termed as Traitors.

Facts and Myths about Economical Potential of  Baluchistan     General Perceptions.

It is common to watch, listen and read that Pakistan has been bestowed with huge deposits of mineral resources and much of this mineral wealth lies in Baluchistan.   Such reports are substantiated through articles and columns in all leading newspapers and internet sources.Such reports which at best can be termed as equivocation tend to develop a perception that Pakistan is looting Baloch mineral wealth without giving anything to the province. A comparative account of Pakistan’s mineral wealth proves such perceptions to be false and concocted. The total Gross Value cost of all minerals in Pakistan comes to Rs 220 Billion PKR out of which Punjab produces about 18 percent, Sindh 57 percent, KPK 4 percent and Balochistan 21 percent.

Thus Baluchistan’s contribution in terms of mineral wealth is less than one quarter and its total contribution to Pakistan’s GDP is mere 3 percent. Perceptions created on account of various minerals in Baluchistan are detailed below:-

 

Oil Myth.

Baluchistan is rich in oil resources  but that Oil has not been explored because of security situation. External powers including US eye on this oil. Since Baluchistan is close to Iran which has lot of Oil so it is natural for Baluchistan to have Oil.

Reality

Pakistan has less than 1 percent of world Oil reserves including proven, estimated and possible reserves. Out of total Oil reserves in Pakistan Baluchistan has less than0.1percent of Oil.Sindh produces about 56 percent of Oil, Punjab around 32 percent and KPK around 12 percent.Oil exploration in Baluchistan started in 1885. The apparent rock surface in Baluchistan attracts  oil companies with the prospects of oil and that’s the reason  oil exploration in Balochistan had continued for last hundred years by oil exploration companies from US, UK, Hungary, Poland and even Malaysia. The only major discovery was made in 1952 when natural gas field was discovered in Sui. No major oil well has been found in Baluchistan since than. The recent decline in oil exploration is attributed to two main factors, i.e lack of success and huge cost of exploration.

 

Natural GasMyth 

Baluchistan is providing natural gas to most of Pakistan and has huge natural gas reserves.

Reality.  Out of total natural gas reserves in Pakistan, Baluchistan produces less than 23 percent of gas whereas Sindh produces about 71 percent of total natural gas. The total natural gas reserves in Pakistan do not make even 1 percent of world natural gas reserves.

 

CoalMyth

Baluchistan is rich in Coal and has millions of tones of coal which is available at various places in the province. Chamalong, Ziarat, Musakheletcposses’ huge coal deposits.
Reality.  Baluchistasn has less than 1 percent of coal in Pakistan, even Punjab has more coal reserves than Baluchistan.Sindh has the largest share with around 184 Billion tones of coal as compared to Baluchistan 217 million tones.  The entire coal in Pakistan makes less than 1 percent of world coal reserves.

 

Copper and Gold 

Myth 

Electronic and print media are continuously propagating regarding Balochistan’s copper reserves at RekoDiq in the Chagai as one of the world’s largest copper deposits (and its matrix-associated residual gold). The wikipedia article on economy of Baluchistan states “The deposits at RekoDiq are hoped to be even bigger than those of Sarcheshmeh in Iran and Escondida in Chile (presently, the second and the third largest proven deposits of copper in the world

Reality

Pakistan has more than one billion tones of copper reserves mostly in RekDeq and Saindak area of Baluchistan but that makes less than 0.5 percent of world copper reserves. In terms of gold, Pakistan does not figure out any way near the first eighty nations having gold reserves. However the copper reserves if fully utilized would help to improve economy of Baluchistan.

 

Analysis of Baluchistan’s Mineral Wealth

An incisive analysis of Baluchistan’s mineral wealth helps us in drawing following conclusions:-

Media Propaganda 

Mythical and erroneous propagation of Baloch mineral wealth leads to feelings of deprivation amongst Baloch masses who feel being robed of their resources. In actuality, it is other provinces which are providing economic support to Baluchistan.This is similar to erstwhile propaganda in East Pakistan where it was termed that Islamabad smells of Bengal’s Jute.
Role of External Powers

Though it may be true to say that external powers are interested in Baluchistan owing to a host of other factors but to say that Baluchistan has such wealth of mineral and natural resources which would interest foreign powers to invoke an intervention for their economic gains is a far fetched thought.

Way Forward 

There is a need to improve public perceptions about mineral wealth in Baluchistan and how much the province contributes and receives from National exchequer. A wider understanding of true potential of Baloch mineral wealth would ease in comforting Baloch Nationals by making them understand ground realities which can remove feelings of deprivation amongst them.

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Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Balochistan, Others Work, Pakistan

 

FC important partner in socio-economic development of Balochistan

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Frontier Corps Balochistan has made its presence felt in a positive way in the largest province of Pakistan by running schools and colleges, providing medical facilities to patients and coming to aid of earthquake affectees in Awaran.
The FC is playing an important role in the promotion of education in Balochistan with an aim to win hearts and minds of the people.
According to Frontier Corps Balochistan sources, it has been running six colleges and 33 schools in the province, in which over 13,000 students were presently getting education, 1,409 of them studying freely. The number of students in FC run schools will be raised upto 15000 in near future.
Some 400 local teachers have also been provided jobs in FC schools with free boarding, lodging, medical and transportation facilities.
While 14 students are sponsored by the force to study in renowned educational institutions. The FC has provided hostel facility for over 300 students at five different locations including Loralai, Muslim Bagh, Zhob, Khuzdar and Dera Bugti.
During the earthquake relief operations in Awaran last year, the FC was the first institution, which responded to the natural calamity. FC took up the challenge as an opportunity to earn good will of masses.

A total of 1739 troops participated in earthquake relief activities.
It provided 5892 ration bags, distributed 14 relief goods trucks, 600 cartons of medicines and 425 shelters. FC provided specialist medical facilities to the people in far-flung areas of the province.
According to available data, from 2011 to 2013, the FC provided medical facilities to 89,284 patients in 212 free camps across Balochistan.

In the year 2011, FC held 72 free camps providing treatment to 28753 patients, in the year 2012, 89 camps were set up and 30045 patients were treated.

In 2013, 51 camps were established where 30486 patients got treatment.
In close coordination with Home and Tribal Affairs Department of Government of Balochistan, FC has imparted training to 1533 personnel of Police Prisons Staff as well as Levies and Balochistan Constabulary in 11 batches. FC provides training to law enforcement agencies on a regular basis.
During the year 2012 and 2013, FC trained 1380 Levies personnel in seven batches. While in 2013 it trained 103 personnel of Police Prison Staff in three batches and in the same year, it trained 50 personnel of Balochistan Constabulary in a single batch.
FC’s anti narco operations have continued alongside other duties with considerable success. From the year, 2011 to 2013, FC recovered narcotics worth Rs.5268 million and arrested 50 criminals selling the illegal substances.
The force recovered 84600 kilograms of heroin, morphine, hashish, opium and chemicals.
The force also recovered 176,335 kgs of ammunition and 48,518 tons of explosive material from criminals. In its efforts to check illegal human trafficking, the FC Balochistan arrested 16,033 persons, including 14,972 Afghanis, 862 Pakistanis, 154 Bengalis and 34 Iranians.

 

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Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Balochistan, FC, Pakistan, Projects

 

قائد کا بلوچستان

By Mujeeb Ahmed

Mujeeb Ahmed--Qaid Ka Pakistan

 

Tarek Fatah Fail Propaganda about PM London Visit

Tarek Fatah select one photo and complain why Prime Minster Nawaz Shareif went to london with Punjab CM only, why he did not take Sindh or Balochistan CMs with him (Tarek did not mentioned KPK, as there is no freedom movement there)

Tareq Fatah (1)

 

 

But the fact is CM Balochistan was with Prime minister delegation

Tareq Fatah (2)

 

 

For Tarek Fatah type Haters, In Pictures: Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif 7th Visit to Balochistan which shows personal interest of the “Punjabi Prime Minister” for development of Baloch people.

 

Sarmachar News: Surrender of BRA Terrorists

On 6 March 2014 nine terrorist of BRA surrendered in Dera Bugti in the presence of notables of the area and Commandant Bambore Rifles. They took advantage of the amnesty scheme of the government and laid down their weapons

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Posted by on April 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Sarmachar News: Surrender of BRA Terrorists

On 6 March 2014 nine terrorist of BRA surrendered in Dera Bugti in the presence of notables of the area and Commandant Bambore Rifles. They took advantage of the amnesty scheme of the government and laid down their weapons.

 

BRa BRA_1 BRA_2 BRA_3

 
 
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