QUETTA: President of the Balochistan chapter of Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP), Shahzain Bugti has demanded that the revenues generated from using Balochistan for Nato supplies be spent for the development of the province, Express News reported Friday.
Speaking to the media after appearing before a Sessions Court in Quetta, Bugti said that currently, Nato supplies were not beneficial for the people of Balochistan and that the government blocks and resumes the supply for their own good.
Bugti, along with his accomplices, had appeared before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Zulfiqar Naqvi for an illegal arms recovery case.
He and 26 of his security guards were arrested at the Buleli check post in Quetta for allegedly smuggling weapons. The hearing was adjourned till May 21, 2012.
Earlier, a high level meeting was held in the provincial capital to discuss the Gwadar Port, where it was agreed that if the government decides to restore the Nato supply route to Afghanistan, the supplies should be directed from Gwadar Port.
A formal demand will be made to the federal government regarding this. It was also suggested that the port be used for Afghan transit trade.
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