Skip to main content

Situation in Balochistan deplorable: CJP

Saleem ShahidUpdated December 11, 2018

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar being briefed about the new Supreme Court registry building on Monday.—APP

QUETTA: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has said the situation in Balochistan is deplorable and despite having huge mineral resources the people of the province are demanding the provision of even basic rights.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the newly constructed building of the Supreme Court’s registry here on Monday, the chief justice said the people of Balochistan complained that they were being neglected by Islamabad despite the fact that they had rendered great sacrifices for protecting the country.

CPEC: Hopes and fears as China comes to Gwadar

“I personally feel a sense of embarrassment while observing this situation about Balochistan,” he said, wondering why the chief secretary and the police chief belonging to other provinces were being posted in Balochistan. He said that although these were administrative issues, the concept of self-governance should be equal in Balochistan as in other provinces.


Justice Nisar said the judicial system in the country must remain strong after him as institutional issues were more important than individuals.

Justice Nisar inaugurates newly constructed building of Supreme Court’s Quetta registry

Deploring the previous government’s lack of interest in resolving the issue of water scarcity, he said the country today was facing the serious issue of decreasing underground water level. The present government, he added, was taking up this important matter seriously and issuing warnings that the country, especially Balochistan, would face a serious water crisis in future.

The chief justice regretted that the provincial governments had done nothing to resolve the worsening water crisis and asked shouldn’t be these governments held accountable for risking public lives.

“Taking sincere measures and patriotism are the only way of developing Pakistan,” he said, adding that time had come not to repeat past mistakes which pushed the country back. “We must take steps in right direction to take the country forward and utilise the available resources and benefit from the vast opportunities,” he said.

Justice Nisar said that at the request of honourable judges and bar members, he had increased the number of judges in the Balochistan High Court three months ago. “We have also increased the representation of Balochistan in the Islamabad High Court from seven to 10,” he added.

The chief justice expressed the hope that the SC Quetta registry would play its due role in providing swift justice to the people of Balochistan.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Sheikh Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Mazhar Mian of the Supreme Court, BHC Chief Justice Tahira Safdar, sitting and retired judges of the provincial high court and a large number of lawyers.

Published in Dawn, December 11th, 2018


Popular posts from this blog

SSG Commando Muddassir Iqbal of Pakistan Army

“ Commando Muddassir Iqbal was part of the team who conducted Army Public School operation on 16 December 2014. In this video he reveals that he along with other commandos was ordered to kill the innocent children inside school, when asked why should they kill children after killing all the terrorist he was told that it would be a chance to defame Taliban and get nation on the side. He and all other commandos killed children and later Taliban was blamed.
Muddassir Iqbal has deserted the military and now he is  with mujahedeen somewhere in AF PAK border area”
For authenticity of  this tape journalists can easy reach to his home town to interview his family members or   ISPR as he reveals his army service number”
Asalam o Alaikum: My name is Muddassir Iqbal. My father’s name is Naimat Ali. I belong to Sialkot divison (Punjab province), my village is Shamsher Poor and district, tehsil and post office  Narowal. Unfortunately I was working in Pakistan army. I feel embarrassed to tell you …

CPEC Jobs in Pakistan, salary details

JOBS...نوکریاں چائنہ کمپنی میںPlease help the deserving persons...Salary:Salary package in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in these 300,000 jobs shall be on daily wages. The details of the daily wages are as follows;Welder: Rs. 1,700 dailyHeavy Duty Driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyMason: Rs. 1,500 dailyHelper: Rs. 850 dailyElectrician: Rs. 1,700 dailySurveyor: Rs. 2,500 dailySecurity Guard: Rs. 1,600 dailyBulldozer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyConcrete mixer machine operator: Rs. 2,000 dailyRoller operator: Rs. 2,000 dailySteel fixer: Rs. 2,200 dailyIron Shuttering fixer: Rs. 1,800 dailyAccount clerk: Rs. 2,200 dailyCarpenter: Rs. 1,700 dailyLight duty driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyLabour: Rs. 900 dailyPara Engine mechanic: Rs. 1,700 dailyPipe fitter: Rs. 1,700 dailyStorekeeper: Rs. 1,700 dailyOffice boy: Rs. 1,200 dailyExcavator operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyShovel operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyComputer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailySecurity Supervisor: Rs. 2,200 dailyCook for Chinese food: Rs. 2,000 dailyCook…

A ‘European Silk Road’

publication_iconPhilipp HeimbergerMario Holznerand Artem Kochnevwiiw Research Report No. 430, August 2018 
43 pages including 10 Tables and 17 FiguresFREE DOWNLOAD
The German version can be found here.In this study we argue for a ‘Big Push’ in infrastructure investments in greater Europe. We propose the building of a European Silk Road, which connects the industrial centres in the west with the populous, but less developed regions in the east of the continent and thereby is meant to generate more growth and employment in the short term as well as in the medium and long term.After its completion, the European Silk Road would extend overland around 11,000 kilometres on a northern route from Lisbon to Uralsk on the Russian-Kazakh border and on a southern route from Milan to Volgograd and Baku. Central parts are the route from Lyon to Moscow in the north and from Milan to Constanţa in the south. The southern route would link Central Europe with the Black Sea area and the Caspian Sea litto…