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  • Dec 22nd, 2018
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The Balochistan Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution where it urged the federal government to constitute a national commission to settle what it termed the "injudicious distribution of projects and funds under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)," according to a private TV channel.

Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) lawmaker Sanaullah Baloch tabled the resolution which was backed by legislators from both treasury and opposition benches demanding an equal share for the province.

"Balochistan's current share under CPEC is only 4.5 per cent," Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal said while commenting on the resolution. If we don't include Gwadar Port and Hubco projects, then "Balochistan's share in CPEC is reduced to a meagre one percent," Jam Kamal complained.

While talking about the feasibility of the resolution, Baloch said the "western route [of CPEC] has been completely ignored and all projects have been diverted towards the eastern route". "Balochistan has been ignored in the $62 billion [CPEC] project in terms of development schemes and allocation of funds," read the resolution.

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