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Seminar discusses impact of conflict on Balochistan’s politics and economy

The Baloch Hal News

QUETTA: Speakers at a one-day seminar on Tuesday stressed the need for granting more control to the provinces on their natural resources by initiating a process of complete decentralization of powers to permanently end the outbreak of rifts between the federal government and the provinces.

Speaking at a seminar on “ Lack of peace and its impact on the socio-political situation of Balochistan” organized by Human Development Organization (HDO) at the Quetta Press Club, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, former parliamentary leader of the Pakhtunwa Milli Awami Party, said the passage of the 18th Amendment Bill had come as a bacon of hope towards provincial autonomy. The government had finally met the same demands in the amendments which had been put forward by nationalist forces several decades ago because they always believed that a strong federation would survive when all the provinces were given maximum autonomy.

“ The 18 Amendment Bill has come very late but still provides some …