BALOCHISTAN: The narrative of Pakistan and Iran is that Baloch Sardars has kept the Baloch nation backwardness by denying them education. Their second storyline is Baloch are conservative, and they are refusing to send their daughters to school.
But the reality is that colonizers of Baloch land don’t want Baloch children to be educated.
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, Balochistan has 22,000 settlements but the number of government-run schools at present is 13,000 out of which 2,500 are for girls.
The tragic incident of the Syrian boy Alan Kurdi has raised several eye brows and heart around the world. All hail to the little kid, that saved several other lives of children around the world. However, in another part of the world, the rights of children continue to be violated brazenly with the army indulging in deliberate killings. How many of those who shared the tragic picture of Alan Kurdi know about the fate of a 10 year old child Chakhar Baluch. In January 2014, the tortured and bullet-riddled body of a 10-year-old was been found in Turbat district of Baluchistan. He was missing from one week, according to the local police. The story of Chokhar Baluch is indeed as tragic and horrifying as that of Alan Kurdi. However, the sordid plight of such children and crimes committed on them by the Pakistani army does not arouse enough international condemnation.
QUETTA: Over 600 schools set up in Balochistan under a presidential ordinance have been closed and services of 684 teachers terminated.
Under the ordinance, a National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) was established in 2002 which set up 615 schools and hired 684 teachers in Balochistan to educate over 4,600 students in those schools.