PR No. 11 Balochistan Offers Economic Opportunities for Europe: Delegation from Balochistan Meets Pakistani Community in Belgium Islamabad

A nine member high level delegation from Balochistan led by the Minister for Irrigation and Energy Nawabzada Changez Khan Marri has arrived in Brussels on a 4 days official visit. The delegation will meet heads of various committees in the European Parliament, parliamentarians and high officials of Belgium and European Union to apprise them of the existing opportunities for Europe in the province of Balochistan which, in the wake of China Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), is emerging as a hub of economic connectivity and business activity, says a press release received here today from Belgium.

The delegation is comprised of Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Mr Sarfraz  Ahmed Bugti, Minister for Health Mr Rehmat Saleh Baloch; Members of Balochistan Assembly Mr Nasrullah Khan, Mr Ahmed Ali , Mr Tahir Mahmood and Mr Muhammad Raza and tribal notable Mr Umair Ahmed Hussaini. The official spokesman of the Government of Balochistan Mr Anwaar ul Haq Kakar is also accompanying the delegation.

A meeting of delegation with the Pakistani diaspora was arranged by the Pakistan the Embassy of Pakistan at the chancery on the very first day of their visit. In his address to the community Balochistan’s Minister for Home and Tribal affairs Mr Sarfraz  Ahmed Bugti said that the CPEC has emerged as a game changer for the Balochistan,  as the project  would bring immense economic opportunity for the province as well as the neighbouring countries of Pakistan. He added that being the starting point for One Belt One Road project m CPEC also holds prospects for the European countries.

The minister informed the audience about improvement in law and order situation in the province and the positive developments in the economic, social and political sectors of the province, reckoning that under the present government Balochistan was the first province to hold elections of the local bodies and currently national census was also being carried out successfully.

The Minister for Health Mr Rehmat Saleh Baloch apprised the audience of developments in social sector, he said that previously there was just one university in the entire province now there are universities in all the districts of Balochistan. The number of medical colleges has also been tripled during past few years. He said that law and order situation has improved and efforts to protect targeted violence against various communities have shown great success. He pointed out that such violence on the basis of religion and sects was being manoeuvred by the funding from the enemies of Pakistan.

Now terrorists networks have been busted and those responsible for killings of innocent people were being taken to task. The minister asserted that there were no separatist movements in Balochistan, such misperceptions were being created by miscreants who receive funding from the enemies of Pakistan.  The spokesman of the Government of Balochistan Mr Anwaar ul Haq Kakar gave government’s point of view on the several points raised by the community.