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Looking for a political solution... By Asma

06 December, 2012

According to the Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 65 percent of the people in Pakistan are fearful and apprehensive about the insurgency in Balochistan. The recent surge of violence in Balochistan and the tribal areas indicates that 2012 was tougher than the previous year. There is immense pressure on our security forces. They are being killed ruthlessly by militants, particularly in the tribal areas. More than 4,000 soldiers have lost their lives and over 7,000 have been injured so far in the last 10 years. The casualty rate of the security forces in Balochistan is also mounting. We have failed to settle the issue of violence in Balochistan and the tribal areas politically, relying too heavily on our security forces. The army, Frontier Corps and intelligence agencies can never resolve this issue because they are law enforcement agencies; they can only try and ensure a stable security situation. The responsibility for political stability lies with the political elite.


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