Balochistan’s wealth: Security plan for exploration firms

Plan to aid national and international firms to help meet Pakistan's future energy needs.

Shahzad Baloch March 02, 2011

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has prepared a security plan for national and international firms so they can begin exploration of natural resources in order to meet Pakistan’s future energy needs.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani said in the first phase, 10 sites, where law and order situation is better compared to other parts of Balochistan, have been selected for exploration.

Durrani said the provincial government will provide foolproof security to the companies. “Personnel of Frontier Corps, police and Balochistan Levies will be deployed in these areas during the exploration,” he said.

The decision to involve more firms in the process of exploring gas and oil was taken during a meeting led by Chief Minister Nawab Raisani last week. Participants also decided that local tribal elders will also be taken on board while making any exploration agreement.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 2nd, 2011.


Aqeel Ahmed Khan Sherwani | 10 years ago | Reply @Farhad and Mir - dear you are our brothers and we should not divide ourselves in the division of punjabis and Balochi bcoz this is the utmost desire of our enemies that they divide us and conquer... so we should not re-enforce their agenda. Beiing Pakistani and Muslims we are brothers and brothers do mistake so we should tolerate them. Kabhi Punjabi bhai se ghalti hojati hai to Kabhi Baloch Bhai se - we should have tolerance and bear in mind that we should not be used in the hands of others which seems to be our friend but they are our enemies infact. Though i live in Punjab but i love Balochistan so much and this is my wish if i could go there and live in that land. Pls be patient and think in broader perspective.
mir Baloch | 10 years ago | Reply @Farhad Baloch well said these are all punjabis who have been killing our sons and raping our daughters. we want our missing sons and daughters back.
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