Mir Mohammad Ali
The specter of violence looms large on the horizon of Balochistan and threatens to once again engulf this historically volatile province. The portents are ominous and gloomy because the opposing sides have adopted intransigent attitudes and do not even seem willing to have serious discussions regarding the contentious issues that continue to widen the rift.
The position and the stance of both the sides have become more inflexible since the failure of half-hearted attempts by half-baked, essentially rustic politicians of the ruling party to promote dialogue between the Baloch and the rulers. The promises and assurances, though doubted from the start, were given a reluctant try by some Baloch, but unfortunately even these were not kosher with the powers that really matter in this equation. This has only helped in creating more misgivings in the minds of the Baloch people, who always have been wary of promises and assurances.
BALOCHISTAN: A Shutter down strike was observed in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan on Tuesday on the eve of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti’s 8th death anniversary.
Shops, markets and other commercial areas remained closed on Sariab road, Double road and other parts of Quetta city.
The shutter and wheel jam strike was observed in Kalat, Mastung, Kharan, Mekran belt and other parts of Balochistan.
By Aziz Baloch
” I have been frequently visiting Punjab Province and try to pursue the leaders of Punjab and asking them to read the writing on the wall, I have been pleading with them to join the struggle of smaller nationalities legitimate right rather to presume the lead winning the confidence of smaller nationalities, the apathy shown by ruling class sometime leads me to think that the position taken by my comrades, which I have been dismissing as subjective, is perhaps not so; on the contrary I now tend to ask myself am I the victim of flawed line of thinking? Is it a sense of frustration that lives in me from correctly evaluating the reality driven stand point (independence of Balochistan) of my comrades.” These are the words from prominent Baloch parliamentarian leaders late Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo. He said this prior of two month in his death. “In search of Solutions: The Autobiography of Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo”