Balochistan: Positive Rhetoric from Pakistan
The Pakistani government has promised to ‘redress the grievances of the people of Balochistan’ in an effort to develop the neglected region.
Below is an article published by the Associated Press of Pakistan:
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday [3 June 2008] said the government is committed to redressing the grievances of the people of Balochistan and reiterated that steps are being taken in this direction to improve the situation. The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to a delegation of MNAs from Balochistan here at his chamber in the Parliament House this afternoon [3 June 2008].
He said that his government is ready to take every possible step to restore shattered confidence of the people of Balochistan, who have suffered a great deal in the past.
The Prime Minister said that the present government attached high priority to the development of Balochistan and would take all possible steps to ensure the provision of all basic necessities of life to the people at their doorstep.
The Prime Minister said that the development of Balochistan would remain government’s top priority and it would continue to spending extra resources on infrastructure expansion, provision of gas, electricity, schools, health facilities and clean drinking water to various parts of Balochistan to improve the living standards of the people.
The delegation apprised the Prime Minister of the progress on various development projects initiated by the federal government. They expressed satisfaction over the dialogue process to address the grievances of the people of the province.
The delegation included Federal Minister for Population Welfare Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd, Sardar Mohammad Umar, Yaqoob Bazenjo, Usman Advocate, Ihsanullah Raki.