Balochistan – Challenges & Opportunities

Balochistan - Challenges and Opportunities

Balochistan is described as the richest province with the smallest available resource base. Out of the total minerals being mined from Pakistan, around 70 percent are from Balochistan. It has a 740 km coast line with huge potential in tourism and sheries, as well as two international borders with Afghanistan and Iran. But the moot question is, why is it the poorest and least developed of the provinces? There are multiple factors which impeded its socio-economic development, but the biggest impediment was and still is, the lack of investment in human capital. Like natural resources, Balochistan has been endowed with human resource as well. Unfortunately, this potential could not be harnessed since the beginning.

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