ISLAMABAD - Unjust distribution of natural resources, limited job opportunities and centralised policies of the government has complicated the problems of Balochistan.   This was revealed in a research report of Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) on "Balochistan: Conflict and Players" released here on Wednesday. The research report explained in detail about different ongoing projects in Balochistan, physical features and brief history of the area's people. It also described role of democratic institution for development and different nationalist organisation operating in the areas against the federal government. "Balochistan provides 40 per cent of the count ry's natural gas and has an estimated 19 trillion cubic-feet of gas reserves and six trillion barrel of oil reserves and the federal government earns 95 billion whereas province gets 6 billion in this regard," it added. The report said that the Balochistan leaders were claiming that the gas price of Balochistan was fixed Rs 27 per million cubic-feet as compared to Rs 150 to Rs 200 fixed for Sindh and Rs 280 for Punjab. Moreover, it described that the province's share from the divisible tax pool is meager as compared to its size, given its contribution to national energy needs and the level of underdevelopment. "Being a thinly populated area, Balochistan finds itself in a perennial state of shortage of funds because of National Finance Commission (NFC) policies to follow a population-based criterion for allocating resources to each province. The federal government has so far refused to pay heed to call for a change in NFC's population-based criterion," it added. The report also said that the area's people were deprived of gas facilities despite exploration and development of the Sui gas-field in 1953. "Jobs opportunities for local especially in management areas on account of different development projects have further exacerbated grievances of the people," it added.