PR No. 22 Delegation of Balochistan Government Meets Parliamentarians at the Belgian Senate. Islamabad

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will prove to be a game changer for Balochistan as it will bring immense economic opportunities for the province as well as neighbouring countries of Pakistan as an entry and exit point for the One Belt One Road project, it holds also great prospects for the European countries. These views were expressed by the members of a high level delegation from Balochistan, while addressing a well-attended meeting at the Belgian Senate, here today. The meeting was organized by Mr. Parvez Iqbal Loser, President of EU-Pakistan Friendship Federation, hosted by Senator Bertin Mampaka and moderated by the member Brussels Parliament Dr. Manzoor Zahoor Elahi, says a press release received here today from Brussels.

The nine member delegation is being led by Nawabzada Jangayz Marri, Minister for Irrigation and Energy and it is comprised of provincial ministers and parliamentarians including 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.

The Minister for Home and Tribal affairs Mr Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti discussed law and order situation in Balochistan and pointed out that people, paid by some foreign elements, have been manoeuvring in Pakistan. The minister asserted that there were no separatist movements in Balochistan at the moment only few foreign funded miscreants have tried to create such misperceptions.

The official spokesman of the Government of Balochistan Mr. Anwaar ul Haq Kakar gave a detailed briefing on the investment and business opportunities in Balochistan in the context of European countries particularly Belgium.

Member Brussels Parliament Dr. Manzoor Zahoor Elahi, in his welcoming remarks said that the visit of Delegation from Balochistan will help in promoting business ties between Belgium and Pakistan. Senators Bertin Mampaka Andre du Bus de Warnaffe, Catherine Moureaux, and MEP Julie Ward commended people of Pakistan for their resilience and expressed the need for enhancing bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Belgium.