The 'neglected' province: ‘Violence in Balochistan reduced by 90%’

Published: March 20, 2016
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PHOTO: APP

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KARACHI: 

Violence in Balochistan has been curbed up to 90 per cent during the recent years and the situation there is much better than before, said former chief minister of the province Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Saturday.

Baloch was addressing Karachi Bar Association at the city courts when he talked about the political scenario of the country and the relation of his troubled province with the centre. He has served as the chief minister of Balochistan from June 2013 to December 2015.

“The federal government still has to do much more for the betterment of the people of Balochistan, who have been neglected for decades,” Baloch said, adding that the province should be given equal share in businesses and taxes.

“Sui supplies gas to the[entire] country, but the district itself is deprived of gas,” he said.

Baloch said that many governments come and go but what matters the most is the steps that are taken. The democratic forces after an arduous struggle have brought the 18th amendment in the constitution and it will be safeguarded, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 20th, 2016.

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