Liaqat Baloch, Malik Baloch-Press

QUETTA: Right of people of Balochistan particularly Gwadar should be accepted on Gwadar-Kashgar Economic Corridor. Prime Minister should dispel the impression of according priority to Punjab only.

This was stated by Secretary General Jamaat Islami Liaqat Baloch while speaking with Media along with Balochistan chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch at JI Provincial Secretariat here Sunday.

Liaqat Baloch said he has arrived Balochistan on three day visit. He said overall situation in the province is better than earlier. Government should ensure provision of employment and decisions on merit.

He said he held talks with Chief Minister Dr Malik Baloch and other poetical parties on matters relating to Balochistan with particular reference to Pak-China economic route, problems of Gwadar etc. Steps being taken by China in Pakistan reservations over it should be removed. There should be headway to resolve problems of Balochistan.

He said National Party delegation too expressed reservations over Pak-China economic corridor. He said at May 13 All Parties conference the same would be placed before prime Minister.

He said provincial autonomy has been admitted under 18 th amendment and thus all the provinces need to be taken on board about Pak China Economic Corridor.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Malik Baloch said talks have been held with Jamaat Islami’s central leadership over political and economic situation. Jamaat should point out weaknesses of the government and we would try to remove them. We have good relations with JI Eldership and we desire to keep them active.

He said deployment of FC in Harnai coal fields is disputed matter. Government was trying to implement some of its decisions and trying to resolve issues.

Answering a question he said he was not apprised of any change in Gwadar-Kashgar route. Yes there is knowledge of building Gwadar Airport and acquisition of land for special Zone and building express zone there. Removing reservations of people of Gwadar is joint responsibility of provincial and federal governments. We desire we must not lag behind in race for development.

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