Wednesday, January 17, 2018

World Bank Violates Resettlement Policy in #Balochistan

QUETTA: Civil society activists, independent experts and community representatives from different districts of Balochistan have expressed their serious concern over the violation of resettlement policy by World Bank and Balochistan Irrigation Department in World Bank funded ‘Balochistan Integrated Water Resource Management & Development Project’ being implemented in Nari and Porali River basis of the province.



This concern was shown by the speakers in a ‘Peoples’ Consultative Workshop on Balochistan Integrated Water Resource Management and Development Program’ organized by Participatory Development Initiatives (PDI) in a local hotel on Tuesday.  A large number of civil society activists, independent experts and community representatives from the command areas of Porali and Nari Rivers participated in the workshop.

Sikander Brohi Executive Director PDI while presenting the findings of PDI study ‘ Peoples Review of Balochistan Integrated Water Resource Management & Development Project’ informed the participants that the World Bank has also approved a six year ‘Balochistan Integrated Water Resource Management and Development Project’ in Balochistan in June 2016. Balochistan Irrigation Department (BID) is the executing agency of the Project.

The project will be implemented at a total estimated cost of US$ 253.72 million with US$ 243.62 million loan from the World Bank. However, he said that the project has been initiated without proper community consultations in the project areas.  He said that according to PDI Peoples Review of the project no proper village level meetings with the local communities were held by the World Bank teams.

World Bank teams conducted few visits and often visited without any prior information to the villagers.  He disclosed that the infrastructure development activities of the project would need thousands of acres of community land; however, the World Bank and Balochistan Irrigation Department officials have failed designing in proper plans for providing land compensation and resettling the affected local communities.

He said that it was a matter of great concern that World Bank documents related to the project carried fake records about the community consent that they would provide their land without any compensation for the infrastructure development activities. He said that PDI study teams visited all the project areas in Porali and Nari river basins and the local communities informed the PDI researchers that they have never given any consent in writing about providing land without compensation.

Meanwhile PDI study also disclosed that the community land to be affected due to the project have deliberately been shown as minimum in the project document as to avoid implementation on the resettlement policy and payment of compensation to the local communities.

Although the World Bank document claim that few houses and other community infrastructure may be affected, however, the PDI study has disclosed that not only the agriculture land but even full-fledged village of the local communities would be affected as a result of the infrastructure development under the project and hundreds of the local families would be affected.





SHARE THIS

Author:

Thanks for visitint our website. like our FB pages and subscribe to our daily upates..you can comment on the above peace bellow with your google id or facebook id. thanks

0 comments:

All Categories

Aaj Kamran Khan ke Saath Aamir Liaquat Hussain Aapas ki Bat NajamSethi Abdul Qadir Hassan AchiBaatain Afghanistan Aga Khan University Hospital AirLineJobs Allama Iqbal America Amjad Islam Amjad Anjum Niaz Ansar Abbasi APP Aqwal Zareen Articles Ayat-e-Qurani Ayaz Amir Balochistan Balochistan Jobs Bank of Khyber Banking Best Quotes Biwi Jokes Blogger Tips Chaltay Chaltay by Shaheen Sehbai China Chitral Coca-Cola Coke Studio Columns CookingVideos Corporate News Corruption Crimes Dr Danish ARY Sawal Yeh Hai Dubai E-Books EBM Education Educational Jobs Emirates English #Quotes English Columns EnglishJokes Funny Photos Funny Talk Shows Funny Videos Gilgit-Baltistan Girls Videos Govt Jobs HabibJalibPoetry Hamid Mir Haroon Al-Rashid Hasb-e-Haal with Sohail Ahmed Hassan Nisar Hassan Nisar Meray Mutabaq Hazrat Ali AS Sayings HBL Health HikayatShaikhSaadi Hospital_Jobs Hotel Jobs Huawei Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain India Information Technology Insurance International News Islam Islamabad Islamic Videos JammuKashmir Javed Chaudhry Jazz Jirga with Salim Safi Jobs Jobs Available Jobs in Karachi Jobs in KPK Jobs in Pak Army Jobs_Sindh JobsInIslamabad Jokes Jubilee Insurance Kal Tak with Javed Chaudhry Karachi Kashmir KhabarNaak On Geo News Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Khara Sach With Mubashir Lucman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Lahore Latest MobilePhones Lenovo LG Life Changing Stories LifeStyle Live With Dr. Shahid Masood Live with Talat Hussain Maulana Tariq Jameel MCB Bank Microsoft Mobilink Mujeed ur Rahman Shami Munir Ahmed Baloch Nasir Kazmi Nazir Naji News News Videos NGO Nokia North Korea Nusrat Javed Off The Record (Kashif Abbasi) Off The Record With Kashif Abbasi On The Front Kamran Shahid OPPO Orya Maqbool Jan Pakistan Pakistan Army Pakistan Super League Pashto Song Photos Poetry Political Videos Press Release Prime Time with Rana Mubashir PTCL Punjab Quetta Quotes Rauf Klasra Samsung Sar-e-Aam By Iqrar-ul-Hasan Sardar Jokes Saudi Arabia ShiroShairi Show Biz Sikander Hameed Lodhi Sindh Social Media Sohail Warriach Songs Sports News Stories Syria Takrar Express News Talat Hussain Talk Shows Technology Telecommunication Telenor To the point with Shahzeb Khanzada Tonight with Moeed Pirzada Turkey Tweets of the day Ufone University Jobs Urdu Ghazals Urdu News Urdu Poetry UrduLateefay Video Songs Videos ViVO Wardat SamaaTV WaridTel Wasi Shah Zong اردو خبریں
______________ ☺ _____________ _______________ ♥ ____________________