Prosperous Balochistan is prosperous Pakistan: PBF


Chairman of Pakistan Businesses Forum Balochistan (PBF) Chapter, Daroo Khan Achakzai on Sunday said the province had a high concentration of natural resources, including oil, coal, gold, copper and gas reserves, and it provided a vital link to connect the country with Central Asian Republics and a number of other countries in the Indian Ocean for trade and economic activities. Addressing members of the Chaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), he said, “Because of our own weaknesses and mistakes, we have yet not been able to fully exploit this potential”. He said that General Syed Asim Munir since assuming the office of Chief of Army Staff, had been visiting important places, which indicated his priorities and efforts to uphold peace and security in the country.

“During his recent visit to Balochisatn and Turbat, the army chief vowed that every effort would be made for security and safety of the people of Balochistan ensuring peaceful environ­ment for its socio-economic development”, he added.

“Given its geo-strategic and geo-economic importance, Pakistan’s prosperous future is linked with Balochistan”. He further said, “We have no doubt in saying that hostile elements were still operating in the province and they must be chased out of the land, and apprehended at the earliest.

PBF Vice Chairperson Sana Durrani suggested that a Grand Dialogue involving Baloch leadership should be held where a road map should be worked out for Balochistan’s development.

Talking about missing persons she said that enforce disappearance is a global phenomenon and not limited to Pakistan only.

She added that Independent oversight bodies and civil orgsnisation are freely monitoring , reporting and investigating allegations of HRVs.