Balochistan Conundrum


By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Gone are the days when people of the Balochistan lived an idyllic life and peace thrived in this part of the region. They had congenial,compassion,benign,and kindness feelings for each other.There was no tinge of thought that linguistic problems would be a conundrum for the people of  Balochistan.
They were providing assistance to each other,but after the assassination of the Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti,situation changed tremendously,and Balochistan, the lap of civilization and the home of great warriors, fell prey to evil eyes,conspiracies and horrendous violence.
Balochitan presents a bleak picture after Parvez Musharraf  ordered the assassination of former governor Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Hence circumstances went from bad to worse. Tranquility  faded away. The province went into clutches of chaos and disturbance.
Balochistan’s peace has been shattered and its entire fate has been left at the hands of federal government which has further aggravated its future. The federal government has pushed the people of Balochistan  into the dark alleys of ignorance and negligence which is very pathetic and soul harrowing.
This region has faced much deprivation since its inception and its progress has been hurdled by the policymakers .That is why its peace seems a far-fetched idea. Everyday we hear the wailing of a widow,screams of an orphan child,poignant cries of a mother ,and the bewailing of a sister whose brother has been shot to death before their eyes.
The assassination of the Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti changed the mindset of the people besides attracting tremendous condemnation. People’s hopes attached to the government disappeared. But it could make no problem for the Former President General Musharrraf because he was confident that the Dukes of the Balochistan were in his hands. He did not realize that Balochs did not follow Dukes.Therefore the Former President faced harshest criticism,and had to abandon his throne.
As the PPP came into the power, people saw some hope as President Asif Ali Zardari made an apology for Musharraf’s sordid actions. However, soon Baloch people were overwhelmed with sorrows over the killing of three more eminent Baloch Nationalists,Ghulam Muhammad Baloch,Lala Munir Baloch,and the Sher Muhammad Baloch.Their policy proved to be havoc for the people of Baluchistan.They cannot manipulate the situation going on in Balochistan.Their so-called democracy arose manyfold problems,like the targeted killing of the people,unabated disappearances of the Baloch and their bullet-riddled bodies,and kidnap for ransom,reached its pinnacle.
The PPP leaders from the Center even do not bother to visit Balochistan to resolve the manifold problems the province is confronted with. They are playing the role of a silent spectator. Even the governor and provincial chief minister all call themselves powerless officials. Yet, they do not bother to resign from their offices.They only complain that the federal government does not listen to them.
The chief of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N),Nawaz Sharif, wants to resolve the complex issue of the Balochistan from Raiwand (Where he dwells) but,unfortunately, resolving the Balochistan issue is not as easy as he thinks.
In a nutshell, the people of Balochistan have become lost hope from the federal government and they have given up hoping that Islamabad would give them their rights.
(Courtesy to: The Baloch Hal)
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About Muhammad Akbar Notezai

Muhammad Akbar Notezai is a columnist-cum-political interviewer. He basically belongs to the largest district of Pakistan, Chaghi, which makes a triangular border with Afghanistan and Iran. He was born in Dalbandin (Headquarter of Chaghi), but presently he is living in Quetta. He contributes to these newspapers and periodicals: the Daily Times, The Baloch Hal, View Point, Bolan Voice, Power Politics (An Indian National Magazine), The Balochistan Point and Daily Balochistan Express, Quetta. In addition, he writes and interviews on social, political, cultural and Economic issues of Balochistan. He also covers Iranian Balochistan and Afghanistan.

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