KHUZDAR: Balochistan chief minister Nawab Mohammad Aslam Raisani met on Saturday with veteran Baloch nationalist leader and the first ever elected chief minister of Balochistan Sardar Attaullah Mengal at his native town of Wadh in Khuzdar district.
By Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
Figures prove that Balochistan has perpetually suffered from neglect and wilful attempts to keep it in a state of deprivation. Blaming Sardars for obstructing development cuts no ice because the areas under the government’s writ haven’t prospered either
Balochistan is virtually ‘Ground Zero’ because the political, social, economic and military policies there since partition have created an effect more akin to devastation by nuclear bombs and presents a picture of utter desolation and desperation, whereby the people have lost hope and resorted to use of means other than political. The ever-simmering insurgency is the direct consequence of the level of economic deprivation and the oppressive conditions obtaining today in Balochistan. Economic exploitation, unbridled use of force in frequent military operations and the ever-increasing number of missing persons have resulted in unparalleled misery for the people.