Sunday, January 10, 2016

Gwadar should be declared Federal Territory

On 8 September 1958, Pakistan purchased the Gwadar enclave from Oman for 5.5 billion Rupees, effective 8 December 1958. 

Most of the money for the purchase came from donations, with Prince Sultan Mohammad Shah, the reigning Aga Khan, contributing the most. The government paid the remainder through taxes.The area was integrated into Balochistan province on 1 July 1977 as the Gwadar District subdivision.

Now on what basis some Baluch nationalists are asking for exclusive provincial right on Gwadar port, when it is clearly Pakistan government's constitutional and moral authority to control and benefit from Gwadar port?

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