Bringing Balochistan to the table... By Amjad
06 February, 2013
With fresh hope, an optimistic person can survive during this changing season in power politics. The country has gone through the democratic process and it is time for it to complete its five year tenure peacefully. Additionally, the optimistic countryman sees a peaceful transfer of power to the next elected government. Observing this scenario, where democracy is pitching its roots in the soil clearly, reflects a good sign for a bright future, prosperity and peace. On the other hand, the democratic government has failed to resolve the issue of the marginalised people of Balochistan.
Even now people continue to suffer from the brutalities perpetrated by the Frontier Corps, who continue their policy of 'kill and dump'. The killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti gave impetus to the Baloch nationalist movement along with exacerbating the law and order situation in the volatile province. It pushed the vulnerable feelings of hatred for the Centre to a higher level. Pakistan is expected to conduct elections that are free, fair and transparent. The time is ripe for us to give a chance to nationalists from Balochistan to participate in the coming elections so that the government is helped in bringing dissident Baloch from the mountains to the table. This will be a significant development and may help stabilise Balochistan particularly and Pakistan generally.