Solution to Balochistan ProblemBy Shayan Khan • Aug 11th, 2009 • Category: Politics, Worth A Second Look • 16 Comments
Let me state it loud and clear, no one else has the right to solve the problems of Balochistan province of Pakistan except the people of Balochistan. Pakistan Army or Frontier Constabulary or Agencies don’t have to worry about solving the problems of Balochistan, they must be worrying about defending the borders of Balochistan.
On every road in Balochistan, there are checkposts of FC. In the nights, people are stopped on these checkposts and they are interrogated. Nowhere else in Pakistan such attitude is meted out to the people. Balochistan is the 40% of Pakistan and it’s extremely sad situation out there. Then why not anger should be boiling in that province?
Never Balochi leaders say that they are ready to lead the Sindhi people in getting rid of Waderas and they have never enforced themselves upon the Punjabi people to wipe out the Jageerdars and Chaudharys and they have never landed themselves in the NWFP to kill the Khans. Then why people from Punjab, Sindh, NWFP and Islamabad take it upon themselves to become smug and self-righteous and give solutions to the Balochistan problems? Why they start leading the Balochistan, when Baloch leaders are there?
That is the real problem. Balochistan should be taken as Punjab, Sindh and NWFP and yes, the Islamabad. Pakistan Army should also make it’s image better in that province and should disappear from the scene and go to the borders. FC should be called back, and the old Levis should be recalled with the responsibility of Baloch Sardars in their respective areas. Balochistan’s cities, towns and villages should be given priority and preference for Sui gas, minerals, and other basic necessities of life.
Last but not least, everyone should be made to join the national stream. Political leadership should come forward and bring back even the likes of Brahamdagh Bugti and Herbiyar Muri and give them the responsibilities. It’s time we do the right things at the right time.
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He lives with his wife, four kids, and a dog in a small town in north-central Massachusetts where he spent four years teaching computing, math, and science at the local high school.
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