QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has said that Balochistan government will not give ownership rights of Gwadar’s land to the private companies, rather it would be leased out.
Balochistan Chief Minister stated these views in his media talk after return from China’s visit. He said that the minerals of the province belonged to its people and no agreement regarding them will be accepted without the consent of its people.
“People of Balochistan are owners of its land and natural assets and provincial govt will protect rights of its people,” he added.
The CM accused previous rulers of making landmark China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) controversial and limiting its scope to a ‘single project’.
The chief minister said that the mismanagement of lands in Gwadar was not only a grave injustice to the people of the city but also to the entire province.
CM said that the current provincial government, was taking the matter seriously, adding that Balochistan would not provide land to any company without a rental or lease agreement.
Published in The Balochistan Point on November 8, 2018