The People's Government acknowledged the rights of the people of
Balochistan and presented a set of proposals titled “Aghaz-i-Huqooq-i-
Balochistan ” (AHB ) (Beginning of the rights for the people of Balochistan) on
24 Nov, 2009 for political and economic uplift of the Province. The AHB is a
comprehensive package and involvement of all major stakeholders in the decision
making process from Balochistan is the main purpose it is ment to acheive. The
Government also accepted the demand of Balochistan about payment of Rs. 120
Billion royalty that it collected from the sale of gas between 1954 to1991. The
recruitment process of providing additional jobs to the educated youth of the
Province has already been initiated and toward this end 11,500 jobs financed by
the Federal government have already been created.
On the Balochistan issue the government has shown remarkable flexibility and
political will by redressing some of the outstanding grievances of the
province and initiating a process of reconciliation. The initiative has
certainly provided a platform on which the edifice of trust is to be built.
President Asif Ali Zardari extended a public apology in February 2008 to the
people of Balochistan for the atrocities and injustices committed in the past.
The PPP government wanted to bring the people of Balochistan in the mainstream
at all costs for participation in the national affairs. It was on November 24,
2009 that the joint sitting of the Parliament approved a set of comprehensive
proposals titled ‘Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan (AHB) to address genuine
grievances of the people of Balochistan.
Release of prisoners not involved in heinous
Issue of missing persons is being resolved.
15000 youths will be given employment through
Special Internship Program for one year.
Rs.4.00 billion to WAPDA on account of subsidy
for farmers of Balochistan.
2400 vacant posts will be filled in Federal
Governments department with assistance of MNAs and Senators of Balochistan.
Regularization of all contractual employees from
Balochistan with effect from 20th January, 2012.
Facilitation of political exiles’ return to
homeland (except those involved in terrorism).
Tracing missing citizens and facilitating their
Constitutional matters to be settled by
Constitutional Reforms Committee.
Concurrent List be deleted from Fourth Schedule
of the Constitution.
Judicial probe into the killings of Akbar Bugti,
other Baloch leaders and target killings.
Frontier Constabulary (FC) to replace Army at
Rs.120 billion gas royalty to be paid to the
government of Balochistan.
End of all military operations except actions
The policy of conversion of “B” areas into “A”
areas to be reviewed from time to time.
FC’s law-enforcement role to be under the Chief
Minister; powers conferred under the customs Act to be withdrawn; and Coast
Guards to perform its primary duty of checking arms and narcotics smuggling.
5,000 additional jobs at the earliest.
Rs.1 billion for Dera Bugti IDPs.
Parliament Committee on National Security to
monitor package implementation.
Fishing trawlers to be restricted to 33km from
the coast to help small fishermen.