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Baluchistan, as I saw it !

27 May 2008 10,706 views 57 Comments
Uninhabited deserts, barren land and an under-developed region going through insurgency for long – this is what I knew about Baluchistan before setting my foot there. There had been a curiosity somewhere inside me to know the details but it never grew strong enough to make a trip to the province. A few of us from FASTRising and YPL, recently turned activists or recently sensitized to the happenings around, have been discussing for weeks to visit the area to know the facts. It was tough to take out time to head to a place almost at a day’s journey when we all have been stuck up in professional lives and the on-going activism in town on Judicial crisis. Finally, we came up with the final plan and discussed it with young lawyers, a prominent media figure (from AAJ TV) and friends to get some help and to define the scope of our visit. Despite serious warnings by friends, family members and reputed figures labeling Baluchistan as a ‘war-zone’, we planned to take the risk. The four of us who left Lahore to visit Quetta were enthusiastic and passionate to know the facts firsthand so that we know where we can play our role and how.
Travelogue: Lahore - Quetta - Lahore (The image shows the path the train followed alongwith the timestamp for everystaion on the journey)

Travelogue: Lahore - Quetta - Lahore (The image shows the path the train followed alongwith the timestamp for everystaion on the journey)

We had reserved berths in a private cabin in AC-Sleeper section of the Quetta express. It was my first experience of traveling a longer journey by train, I was being very cautiousbuying extra prepaid phone cards, keeping things as weird as antiseptic, scissors and anti-depressants with me. By default, the responsibility of technical support for the trip was mine. The DigiCam and my ‘Hi-Fi Telco Device’ for internet, audio/video recordings helped a lot in capturing important data. On the way, I could hardly sleep for the fear of theft of valuable electronics items including two laptops and for the reason that I go to bed in the late hours of night. Also the curiosity to observe the changes in climate, atmosphere, culture, language, architecture, landscape and people forced me to stay awake. Every station where the train stopped for some time allowing me to get-off, I used to jump at the platform, roam around and have something to eat, no matter how unhygienic it looked.

A train boggey near Sibbi station burnt during the protests after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

A train boggey near Sibbi station burnt during the protests after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

I could hardly notice any change until the train crossed the southern belt of Punjab and we reached Multan. I observed the language changing from Urdu to Punjabi to Saraiki on the way. As we crossed the Saraiki belt of Punjab and entered Sindh, the most striking change was a steep rise in temperature. It was hottest from Shikarpur / Sukkar in Sindh to Jacobabad in Balochistan. The hot air blowing into our cabin from the window could have burned our faces had we faced in the way when we left Lahore. The creativity of one of the group mates was at its zenith when he showed us his skills in DIY air cooling. All the resources required for this experiment were available in cabin, it was just a matter of creativity and perfect execution of the idea. Two scarves drenched in water were adjusted at the windows so as to cool the air blowing into the cabin. This helped, really helped a lot!

Coal mines in Baluchistan, as I saw from the train window.

Coal mines in Baluchistan, as I saw from the train window.

The architecture changed considerably as we moved to Sukkar and beyond. The traditional Sindhi touch in the buildings was obvious. Oh, lest I forget, inside the cabin, we had a pamper-less ‘cute kid’ playing dirty tricks. He and his family got in at Multan. He, along with his mother, daadi and a young guy occupied the cabin and we did not dare to stay inside when the stunts were on. We stayed for hours and hours out from the cabin either in the corridors or on the gate waiting for Jacobabad – the station where the kid had to get off. Our ‘chef’ prepared fresh chicken cheese sandwiches for us at the gate of the boogey and we had our breakfast with ‘Al-Marai’ milk at the same place.

A small train station named Perak in Baluchistan on the way to Quetta.

A small train station named Perak in Baluchistan on the way to Quetta.

Fortunately, we reached the much-awaited Jacobabad and the ‘cute kid’ got off. The antiseptic in my bag came to our rescue when we wanted to clean the cabin after the kid has left us with the remains of his stunts. The heat made us dizzy, weary and tired and it was the first time all of us were quiet inside the cabin, sleepy but not asleep, stand-by mode, to be precise. Staring out of the window, I noticed the landscape and environment changing considerably in just a matter of a few minutes. Brown, all around! Not a single patch of greenery. Parallel railway track, a single road and T&T – and that was it, no other signs of development. Completely desolate! Our train moving on the rail track, a few trucks on the road and petrol pumps aside. Train moving fast through large, wide, open plain area where all we could see was deserted barren land for miles and miles. No house, no shop, no human, nothing!


Desolate Baluchistan, Brown all around – [ale-xpressed.blogspot.com] from formanite10 on Vimeo.

Bushes or dried trees were seen at some points or a couple of houses at others. I could not see any sign of water for a long period of time. Astonished by this serious change, I asked someone in the train, what place was it and the reply was ‘We are in Balochistan.’ Surprised, astounded and depressed, we remained at the gate of the cabin for another hour staring out, facing piercing hot air, striking rays of sun, hoping to see signs of development in the natural-resource-rich land of Baluchistan.


Baluchistan from the train – Hills/Station/VacantSchool – [ale-xpressed.blogspot.com] from formanite10 on Vimeo.

The landscape remained like that for hundreds of miles until we reached Aab-e-Gum, a small station in Baluchistan. The scenery and feeling there was like that of being at a hill-station. The sun had set and it was quite pleasant there. Signs of greenery, seen after hundreds of dry miles, were very refreshing. A young boy with green eyes, golden brown hair and very fair complexion entered the train selling dates in a beautiful hand-made packet made of dried date-leaves saying ‘pahari khajor le lo‘. Each packet had a dozen dates and all it cost was Rs. 5 ! We could not really pronounce, ‘ABGUM’, the name of the place as written on the sign board of the station thus asked this boy. He replied innocently, “yahan pani nahe hota na is liye isko Aab-e-Gum boltay hain.” When asked how they get water then, he replied, “jab pani bilkul nahe hota to water aata hay“. “wo truck atay hain peso kaa water detay hain“, he said when he was asked where does that ‘water’ come from.

The landscape remained exaclty like this as depicted in the picture for hours, I am not sure about how many hundreds of Kilometers, though.

The landscape remained exaclty like this as depicted in the picture for hours, I am not sure about how many hundreds of Kilometers, though.

It was 10:00 PM when we reached Quetta where our hosts received us warmly and escorted us to the place where we had to stay for the next 2 days. I can recall what a feeling I had when I had bath – clear water transformed into muddy and dirty liquid after passing through my body – I have never felt myself as clean and clear as I was feeling at that moment. A few hours later later, I was about to starve to death for being hungry for about 15 hours. I asked my fellows to go out and find something to eat. We were informed that most parts of the city close by 8 or 9 PM and it was 11PM then! We found the streets vacant, ruled by complete silence. All we could hear was some noise from the railway station just a few meters away from the street we were passing through.

Only one of the shocking wall chalkings. This reads Bhaag Punjabi Bhaag i.e. Go Punjabi Go

Only one of the shocking wall chalkings. This reads "Bhaag Punjabi Bhaag" i.e. "Go Punjabi Go"

Oye, ye dekho!” shouted one of my fellows pointing at a wall on the left. Here we noticed a graffiti saying ‘Bhaag Punjabi Bhaag!’ We were earlier informed of the resentment in the area for the Punjabis but still it was surprising, if not shocking, to see this with my own eyes. To be honest, it did not came as offensive at all! For what I had seen yet in Balochistan or what I had read about Baloch people on the way to Quetta, this was pretty much understandable. We managed to take snapshots of these wall chalking quickly in complete darkness turning the flash off for being scared and moved on to have something to eat.

Yet another shocker we observed, just after a couple of hours after setting our foots in Quetta.

Yet another shocker we observed, just after a couple of hours after setting our foots in Quetta.

The shops we were told to visit were all closed, thus we asked a rickshaw wala who took us to a restaurant a few KMs away. We asked him to stay until we are done so as to drop us back. We had afghani pulao and chicken karahi. The pulao having some sweet ingredients like dates, sweetened carrots and kishmish was quite unique and delicious. Later, the rickshaw wala dropped us back and charged us 400 PKR! I have never ever heard any rickshaw wala asking for this much money in my lifetime for a two-way distance not more than 15-20 KM. Later, on arriving home, one of us had to climb up the wall to open the door as the house-keeper didn’t respond to our knocks at the door for almost half an hour!

One of the wall chalkings that gave us a shocker the first morning of our stay in Quetta reads Pakista Murdabaad

One of the wall chalkings that gave us a shocker the first morning of our stay in Quetta reads "Pakista Murdabaad"

We had many meetings the next day with people from diverse backgrounds and ideologies – students, teachers, doctors, politicians, social workers, aam-shehri, activists and an intellectual. An ex-member of the BSO-Azad (Baloch Students Organization- Azad) briefed us in detail about the historical facts. It was surprising to learn that Balochistan was independent for many years before the emergence of Pakistan and that they never wanted to be part of Pakistan. He told that Jinnah himself had been the lawyer for the Khan of Kalat, the then ruler of the independent Balochistan, for a case against the British regarding the sovereignty of Balochistan. After the creation of Pakistan, when Jinnah offered them to be a part of Pakistan, both the houses of then parliament of Balochistan (house of lords and house of common) refused to be merged with Pakistan, thus later in 1948 the area was captured by the Pakistan Army and included in Pakistan by force and since then they are being deprived of their rights.

The anti-Pakistan and anti-Punjabi wall chalkings were not limited to the streets. The largest and probably the only Medical College of the province, Bolan Medical College seemed decorated with them all over.

The anti-Pakistan and anti-Punjabi wall chalkings were not limited to the streets. The largest and probably the only Medical College of the province, Bolan Medical College seemed decorated with them all over.

The first pinching comment that we received on our trip came from a group of students from BSO-Azad whom we met at the Balochistan University. “Aap bohat dair se aye hain“, one of them said when we told them that why we were there. This made us bend our heads down in shame. “7 crore logoon me se sirf aap 4 aaye hain wo bhi ab?” he said referring to the insensitive attitude of Punjabis towards Baloch. We had a good chit-chat with them as they explained to us their history, background, culture, their struggle against the Punjabi Army, as they call it, their sacrifices and their solid and clear stand on independent Balochistan. Neither do they acknowledge Pakistan as their country, nor do they accept any of the institutes of Pakistan, whether it be Parliament or the Judiciary. They are ready to die for the independence of Baluchistan – they are not afraid of death. They daringly say, “hum ye nahe kehtay hum pe zulm na karo, hume maro, sab ko mar do, par isko jang kaho, Geneva convention pe amal karo” We were informed that there are thousands of missing people in Balochistan, kidnapped by the agencies. Numbers range from 2000 to 8000! When questioned about the rise of separatist tendencies, one of them told that it gained popularity during Musharraf regime specially after the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti otherwise it was never this popular – Hats off to Musharraf !

Yet another wall chalking in the hostels area of Bolan Medical College.

Yet another wall chalking in the hostels area of Bolan Medical College.

We were invited by a group of doctors in the Bolan Medical College who briefed us with the health conditions of the Baloch people specially those in the area of Naseerabad. They explained how the state is responsible for the poor health condition of the Baloch people as a whole and especially of those refugees who migrated from the Dera Bugti area to Quetta. The state did not allow any local, national or international organization to help them, probably for the reason that they refused to take any help from the state itself or from the fear that the news might get to the international media. It was shocking to know that how the state betrayed the people living around the area of Chaghi where the nuclear tests were conducted in 98. The government promised to make necessary follow-up actions to avoid any medical problems for the inhabitants of the area, but it didn’t fulfill the promise after it had used the land for the tests. The people there are suffering from Cancer, hepatitis and various other disabilities. The immigrants discussed above are suffering from various life threatening diseases due to the lack of even clean drinking water. Animals and humans use the same pond of stinking, dirty water to drink! It was heart breaking indeed.

The intellectual we met clearly supported the idea of an independent Balochistan but he cautiously criticized the youth for their romanticism on the existence of the independent Balochistan state on the wealth of its rich natural resources.

The province which provides gas for almost the whole of Pakistan has itself got only 3 CNG stations, all of them in the capital, Quetta. They are always over-crowded as you an see. People have to wait for hours to get their share of fuel.

The province which provides gas for almost the whole of Pakistan has itself got only 3 CNG stations, all of them in the capital, Quetta. They are always over-crowded as you an see. People have to wait for hours to get their share of fuel. Can you notice the dar-off PSO sign board? Thats the CNG station and this long queue of vehicles is to get gas from over there.

After all the meetings, it was starkly clear that a very vast majority of the Baloch people, if not all, desperately wants independence from Pakistan. The widespread wall chalking like ‘Azad Balochistan Zindabad‘ and ‘Pakistan Murdabad‘ in the capital city of the province says it all. The state-sponsored-terrorism has been on for decades to crush the separatist tendencies so as to keep the province stick to the state to exploit the rich natural resources of petrol, gas, coal, copper, aluminium, coal, uranium etc. Isn’t it ironical that in this land which occupies more than 40% of the land of Pakistan, there are only 3 CNG stations – all of them in Quetta! Hundreds of vehicles line up for hours to get gas when the gas is extracted from this very land.

The whole city looked like a cantonment to me where movement of civilians is under observation and control. Check posts were seen at almost every prominent chowk occupied by Punjabi foujis. Interestingly, an ex-MPA took us on a drive around the town to let us know how these foujis treat them – the parliamentarians. It was depressing and very offensive to notice the tone, language, gestures and postures of an aam-fouji talking to the representative of the people. We were redirected three times by those foujis when we tried to go to a lake nearby and the last of them even refused to allow us to go!

Humans and animals drinking from the same pond of (dirty rain) water !

Humans and animals drinking from the same pond of (dirty rain) water !

After our visit, the feeling I am back with is very tempting to suggest that the separatist tendencies in the Baloch people are very valid and only an independent Balochistan state can guarantee their well being – but I tend to resist having this opinion as yet for the lack of complete information. The information we have, most of that comes from the separatists, though we also met the nationalists who agree that the Baloch people have suffered but yet believe that there can be a way to settle down things while staying with Pakistan. Thus, there is still a need to drill down into more details, meet more people, establish, enrich and regularize communication with those we met and other Baloch people so as to enable ourselves to know them better and to let them know us better. We resisted having any arguments even when we had something to say because of the strong separatist tendencies, anti-Punjab feeling and to avoid the image that we were there to support the state or to prove them that their well-being lies in staying with Pakistan. I used to hold the opinion that the state of Pakistan must stay intact, but seeing and knowing what’s going on in Balochistan I tend to change my opinion. I am still not cent percent sure whether an independent Balochistan can guarantee their well-being or is there still a possibility to give them the living they deserve, in Pakistan. But, I am returned with the changed opinion that, there is no point in having a federation or state where the rights of the people are not safeguarded, where the people are tortured, brutally killed, raped and deprived of basic needs like clean water, schools and health care. If there is any hope for a change, a hope for betterment, it relies on Punjab, the people of Punjab.

Ending Note: The information provided by the people we met, as discussed above, is not verified as yet. We are in process of meeting more people to get a clear understanding and to get diverse perceptions.

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57 Comments »

  • AmberShahid said:

    “it was the first time all of us were quiet inside the cabin, sleepy but not asleep, stand-by mode, to be precise.” — I really liked this line :)

    Very well written Ale! If this is the present condition of Balochistan, it sure is very depressing. Here people have lack of electricity,atta etc. But there people dont even have water..it surprises me that the situation is so pathetic there!

  • Farrukh said:

    Very well written! But I was actually hoping to hear the comments from Balochis about those landlords who have been depriving people of their basic rights and freedom from such a long period of time!
    I agree how the last government has been treating them but isn’t it also a fact that, before Musharaf, this province has been literally ‘ruled’ by some people who prevented any sort of development there?
    I personally believe that had there been eradication of feudalism in Baluchistan in the past, it would have been a much prosperous state!
    Nevertheless, it will be InshAllah if more people like you come forward and play their part in creating awareness in our nation.

  • mustafa said:

    very well written ale bahi…!
    before this report ov urs i have totally a different view abt the balouchistan n balouchies.
    government of pakistan should take necessary measure else they wont be a part ov pakistan anymore as they are…!

    but one thing teasing me is:-
    as our big shots definitely knows watz gng on in balouchistan inspite ov having resources, why they are not focusing in this province
    as it has got the major resource i.e “GAS”
    which is totally their property(balouch)

    ufff who ever gets ther power, wants to fulfil him/her

    anyhow gud effort if it works

  • Anonymous said:

    Balochistan was an INDEPENDENT country before Pakistan ??

    What nonsense.

    It was nothing more than a Princely State in British India having no real ‘independence’ like 500+ other big and small ones dotted across the entire Indian subcontinent before partition. Hyderabad Deccan, Jammu & Kashmir, Bahawalpur, Junagadh, Manavadar, Hunza etc The states of Kalat, Makran, Las Bela were no different.

    These states HAD to chose to be a part of either India or Pakistan in 1947. The Khan of Kalat said otherwise, which was against the rules and justifiably Pakistan took military action just like India did when Hyderabad-Deccan was showing some similar activity.

    Balochistan was NEVER some random ‘independent’ state.

  • Umayr said:

    Dear Anonymous commentor above:

    Why don’t you check out this little ghost from the past:

    http://thebaluch.com/images/Ka.....2_1947.png

    …and rethink what makes non-sense to you.

  • Umayr said:

    Since the URL refuses to appear in one piece:

    http://thebaluch.com/images/
    KalatIndependent_Aug12_1947.png

  • Umayr said:

    PS. To help you jump-start in making sense of non-sense:

    http://fpc.org.uk/fsblob/817.pdf

  • Sana Altaf said:

    Thanks Mr. Umayr for the links you have provided. Really eye-opener !

    Must read post by Ale and the links posted by Umayr prove the facts.

    Gawddd save us !

  • Anonymous said:

    Sad, really really sad !

    It seems we have another Bangladesh ready on the corner. As per my understanding, the reason for all this lies on the Army, the Establishment and not the last or least, the people of Punjab for their insensitive attitude. We should have been much much more caring and sensitive towards the people of smaller provinces and listen to their greviences.

  • Afzaal said:

    ambershahid,

    “Here people have lack of electricity,atta etc. But there people dont even have water..it surprises me that the situation is so pathetic there!”

    I am surprised to note that all you have noticed is only water ! Thousands are missing, they are being killed, raped, brutally tortured, deprived of all resources and necessities. Its a LOT LOT LOT more than water !!!!

  • Teeth Maestro said:

    Great review !!! well written and I give the team a standing ovation to have gone this far and shared with us the issues of the Baluchi people. They were right in saying ‘only 4 people come from a population of millions’ I think baluchistan deserves far more respect then they are accounted for

  • Anonymous said:

    Extremely shocking… made my eyes wet !

    But who is responsible for this ?

  • Anonymous said:

    Army, the bastards are responsible.

    Fuck the generals !

  • Anonymous said:

    Umayr sahb thnks for the link. But that does not answer my question.

    Kalat declared ‘independance’ and a newspaper reported it, but it still says it had to rely on Pakistan for commerce defence foreign affairs etc. It had special status but the other states like Las Bela Makran etc had already opted for Pakistan and that made Kalat’s case of independance seem absurd. It was only in the late 1950s or 1960s when these states were formally dissolved and made part of Balochistan Province.

    and bear in mind Balochistan comprised these 3-4 states, and the Governor’s Province as well. All apart from Kalat chose Pakistan. Just like Hyderabad wanted indepedance from India which made India retaliate, same was with Kalat when the Khan there tried to be too smart.

    End of story. The BSO-Azad really discredited itself by that nonsense claim from a Cold War relic of an organisation

    Sorry, but trouble in Balochistan is confined to ONLY surrounding areas of Kohlu, Sui, Dera Bugti with Hub and Quetta getting hit and run terrorist attacks.

    I have faith that Balochistan will have a better future WITHIN Pakistan and all Baloch will be treated with respect and fairness and given their due rights. Lose the Sardars and lose the Cold War era Marxism and Baloch WILL progress INSHALLAH.

  • Umayr said:

    Dear Anonymous,

    1. Nowhere does the newsitem says that Kalat “relied” on Pakistan. The term used was “negotiate” – Kalat would negotiate with Pakistan, a neighboring independent country, on certain matters. Clearly, that does not discredit the possibility that negotiations may also fail.

    2. Lab Bela, Makran etc were provinces of the Kalat state. Since Pakistan “recognized” Kalat as independent State, hence the provinces were neither princely nor independant states. Quite unlike Hyderabad.

    3. I suppose that Kalat’s case for independance was so absurd that Jinnah agreed to be the lead counsel of the Khan of Kalat and won the case for the independance of Kalat from British India.

    4. As for the trouble being confined to “surrounding areas”… If you are waiting for civil war to arise in Balochistan, yes, you are correct.

    5. Good luck with your faiths.

  • Anonymous said:

    Well Umayr sahb:

    I dont know how authentic that little news is in the first place, and this is rather the first time I have read of Quaid-e-Azam being ‘on the case’ for Kalat’s ‘independence’ when the Indian Independence Act of 1947 would have made it legally IMPOSSIBLE for any Princely State to seek independence as they HAD to choose India or Pakistan. A miscalculated step perhaps by the old Khan perhaps ?

    Las Bela and Makran were NOT provinces of Kalat but were separate princely states having a similar status in British India and later Pakistan as did the State of Kalat and the 500+ states which I have ALREADY talked about.

    The only legal entity they had together later on was in the short-lived Balochistan States Union that existed for a short time between 1952 and 1955 and were already within the realm of Pakistan before they were abolished and made part of the Balochistan province.

    Before BSU, these states were separate from each other and had their own rulers etc.

    Take a look at previous historic Baloch troubles and you will realise that such renegade activities have ALWAYS been confined to the areas I mention in my previous comment. So its no surprise that Sui, Kohlu and parts of Dera Bugti – now residing with opponents of Akbar Bugti, Kalpars, who were forcibly exiled by the old Tamundar a long time back.

    The usual actors in such troubles have always been the Marris and Mengals with some Bugtis here and there. Just two of the MANY tribes present in Balochistan, So no surprise that troubles have re-emerged in such parts AGAIN and it will go back down AGAIN like some annoying sinusoidal curve without achieving much.

    Yes I will keep the faith, because tribal enmities, personal agendas by marauding Sardars, and Cold War nostalgia of a few educated blokes, not to mention many splinter groups with mercenary tendencies means that the biggest loser in all this are my Baloch brothers and sisters who have been denied the chance to progress because of being shackled by their tribal hierarchy.

    Ditch the Sardars, ditch the mercenaries, ditch unjustified violence against workers, teachers, and officers just because they dont speak Balochi and I cant see why Balochistan cannot progress as an integral part of Pakistan.

  • Ahmed Javed said:

    umayr rocks !

    Thanks a lot for the detailed information brothers. What are your plans for the future ? Are you planning to do something for all this nonsense ?

  • Anonymous said:

    Well i think 1st Bloch people should do some accountability of their tribal heads…will they ever? i think not; because their tribal heads have never let them to live as a free person. Pakistan have been paying huge raylity to Sardar Akbar Bugti(Which he was suppose to spend on Bloch people), he kept is beak quite as long as he was getting money from Pakistan. When it came to accountability from govt than tribal heads turned against.

    I think Bloch people can progress alot if they don’t stand behind those tribal heads and learn to live as a free person.

  • ALE-Xpressed said:

    I’ll appreciate if the the users post comments showing their identity or atleast leave your email addresses so that you can be contacted when needed in this regard for more information flow.

    Thanks

  • Anonymous said:

    Well I prefer remaining anonymous and the two bigger posts have been done by me ^_^

    the BEST way to solve this issue is to somehow manoeuvre around or abolish this tribal tamundar system that the government has to pay royalty money to these Sardars and instead make sure that

    1) Baloch youth are employed in development projects so that they have jobs to feed themselves

    2) Greater chunk of annual budget allotted to Balochistan provincial and district governments to alleviate the problems at hand

    3) Give Baloch people the choice of joining the armed forces and police and be posted within Balochistan as well as in other parts of Pakistan

    4) Negotiate with renegade Sardars for them to renounce terrorist activity and sabotage in exchange for a full pardon and involvement in development projects PROVIDED BOTH SIDES BEHAVE THEMSELVES in the future

    5) Allow educated people from other parts of Pakistan to move to Balochistan to handle the initial work before making way for educated Baloch people after a tenure of say 5 years

    6) Natural gas and mineral royalties be increased and paid DIRECTLY to the provincial and district governments rather than tamundars

    7) Use football as a means of spreading brotherhood since Baloch people love that game and the Pakistan national football team is on a slow but steady rise.

  • Umayr said:

    1. I stand corrected: Makran, Las Bela and Kharan were princely states.

    2. You should correct yourself in terming Kalat a princely state. It was a British protectorate. More precisely, the princely states belonged to Category “A” of political department while Kalat, Bhutan, Sikkim were in Category ‘B’, and came under the Foreign Affairs department. A treaty with the British provided for non-interference in domestic affairs. [Ref. http://fpc.org.uk/fsblob/817.pdf

    Hence, in 1947, Kalat was NOT obliged to join either India or Pakistan.
    Hence, Kalat could legally declare its independance from British India, which it did.
    And hence, Pakistan also accepted the independance of the Kalat state.

    Amusing ruses like ‘perhaps old age got the better of the Khan’ cannot really justify an illegal and unjust action.

    3. Finally, why don’t you ditch your little rant on what the Baloch brothers should and should not do for their own good – go to Balochistan and update yourself on how much support those few educated blokes and marauding sardars have mustered?

    You’ll be a surprised.

  • Anonymous said:

    well… this is really a very interesting insight. Although I have read stuff very similar to this & being a pathan myself, I do realise that there is a def. a fair bit of honest, brutal truth in there. Thanks a ton to ALE for going thru this journey, making it so interactive & super adhesive to read. Also thanks for posting all these wonderful pictures & videos. Your blog has spread out to a lot more Pakistanis abroad then you would think so. I am in the Far East and got this email thru a friend who is in London – your job is done. Great!

    Now comes the question about Baloch Nationalism. I have myself lived in Queeta for over 6 years. My father, being in the Army & a pathan had an awesome time here. We still have a ton of Balochi family friends. They are lovely people to begin with.

    Punjab has always been on the helm of affairs since the independence of Pakistan. The question about what happened in 1947 (independent Balochistan vs state or whatever) is really not of importance. All this debate on what happened in 1947, although is important for a reflection on the current affairs, is definitely not something we should tie ourselves in. Lets break free from this. Lets look at the future. Let us be positive.

    Our dear friend Umayr (as i have read through his comments) really does not seem interested to see one WHOLE Pakistan. What is Pakistan without Balochistan? Gas? Gawadar Port? Minerals? Iron Ore? Why cant we be positive and look at the possibility of ONE PAKISTAN with equal national level resource sharing through all provinces?
    WHY? Why can we not see Balochi’s rising up and getting top positions in the government? Why?

    My anonymous friend hit the nail on the head. The solution is to get rid of fudels.

    Pakistan cannot survive without Balochistan – but independent Balochistan will NOT (IN ANY SITUATION) be better for the 99% of Balochi population. The divide will remain as the fudels will. Educate them. Educate all.

  • Anonymous said:

    may allah have mercy on the people of pakistan including umayr sahab

    i must say this sight have proved that the people of pakistan are and will stay naiv …one journey of 4 people and a couple of websites are providing all aspects of balochis issues and the “bechaargi”… i must say may allah again have mercy on us…
    i think thease people should travel in other provinces as well to see how people are living in sindh (thar) also without water and food as well, northern areas without any infrastructure, punjab where people (mazare) the labour who are cultivating the wheat but dont get it because it belongs to the lord of lands

    it is literally absurd and disgusting to now that we have not moved from old feudal thoughts and narrow and squared minds to keep our own “dheadh inch ki masjid”

    i mean people in the west are thinking of reunion of all countries and include as many as possible and…us.. we have people who still want to discuss independency of more smaller states….please you people have mercy on the people of pakistan.. khudara please dont split us in more pieces…
    why dont you understand that development issues are not only a problem in a province like balochistan but in the all provinces comparably as how they are populated…the other thing is that all the visible developments in other provinces of pakistan are not for the people but the feudals…,
    an example is punjab the province of wheat and rice …but the poor people suffering from the so called shortage and elevating prices not the rulers/feudals or am i wrong

    mr. umayr and all those who think like him… please reconsider your views ..do you really think discussing separation of more states will solve all the balochiis problem …i dont think so….the people of balochustan and rest of the pakistan should be educated to get rid of these feudals all together….the way you think mr umayr… is the way the arabic people thought from the great sultanat of al Andoulous (former muslim state in spain)
    to small states which ended up in no sign of muslim state in spain

    i am a proud pathan from quetta living in europe
    sadly i have learnt from the europeans that you should see all the aspects of the issues and not just from one point of view
    besides that educated people like you mr umayr have a bigger responsebility …because you have the ability to express your views so people like you should be more careful when providing information… so you dont produce more anger and hate among people of the same country… because uneducated people are the most effected fraction by these views and kind of trust as like the words are Gods words which is not fruitful for our people

    another thing is think in unity which is message of islam and unfortunately not a part of our lives but the western peoples
    and their only strength

  • Umayr said:

    Q/ What is Pakistan without Balochistan? Gas? Gawadar Port? Minerals? Iron Ore?
    A/ It would be beneficial for Pakistanis, especially from Punjab, to understand – once and for all – that Balochistan is neither their private property nor their nuclear backyard. The land belongs to the nations, the tribes, that live there. The resources belong to those people, first and foremost, and then to those whom the Baloch desire to give. Pakistanis will have to give up the free lunch that has been coming in in the form of coal, gas and other minerals.

    Q/ Why cant we be positive and look at the possibility of ONE PAKISTAN with equal national level resource sharing through all provinces?
    A/ 10,000 Baloch may have been abducted or murdered in Musharraf’s era – including women. What bright side to this heinous crime is there? The irrational dream of One Pakistan, with One ideology, One dress, One anthem, among so many other Ones…? Once the apathetic people of Pakistan have risen from their monomania; they will have found that they were sitting on irreconcilable differences, which had already exploded in 1971. Bangladesh was born and the two-nation theory died.

    Differences may be irreconcilable but not unnegotiable. But one cannot negotiate with the mouth of a canon.

    Q/ The solution is to get rid of feudels?
    A/ No, the State’s solution since 1948 has been to get rid of the Baloch. 10,000 missing Baloch were not all “feudals”, were not even all male.

    Shame.

    Have the Punjabis gotten rid of their “feudals”? Hasn’t Punjab failed miserably in ensuring that food is not hoarded and farmers get their due for their produce? When did the Punjabi landlords give up all of their lands and release their tenants from bondage? What justice is there for bonded brick-kiln workers?

    Where else in Pakistan can justice be so disgusting as parading women naked in markets for crimes they haven’t committed? [Ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukhtaran_Bibi

    Where else in Pakistan was a Christian village been burned, 800 houses destroyed and 2000 Bibles burnt, by a mob of thousands under the pretext of insult to the Quran? [Ref. http://pww.org.pk/index.php?li.....#038;id=52

    Shame.

    At least, Baloch tribes have a code, a judicial system, that can even penalize a sardar for slapping an ordinary truck driver or send into exile the heir of Bugti tribe for harming a Hindu.

    Have mercy on yourself and try to disentangle yourself from State propaganda. At the least, be sensitive to what actually are the problems and the views of the Baloch people.

    There is no need for a country that is sustained through inequality and injustice.

    Those who wish to see their Grand Theories on Unification and Integration materialize – must work hardest to achieve their country. I urge them to go to Balochistan and ask the Baloch what they desire.

  • a Baluch said:

    First of all, I would like to THANK U! million times just for visiting my dear homeland: Baluchistan. I have tried to debate with my pakistani friends about the very situation in Baluchistan but all of them seem to ignore everything! I’ve been called sardar lover without knowing that I do not even belong to any strong tribal structure. My family is from Makouran, where people are more into being an individual group then into a big tribal society.

    To farrukh n anonymous:
    Only few tribal leaders stood up against army: Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, Sardar Ataullah Mengal, and Sardar Khair Baksh Marri. Rest of sardars are in ur govt.’s pocket! Most importantly im from Makran District and life there is miserable as it’s in rest of Baluchistan. so please keep ur biased views to urself. Start listening to what other people say not “PTV”

    Salaam!
    Azaad Baluchistan
    Marg Ba Zalim’e pokistan!

  • Karim Baloch said:

    To the author of this blog, you have my thanks

    Now to the Baluch brothers trying to debate with Anonymous Punjabis,

    Do not waste time to argue with these closed and feeble minded Punjabis. The Punjabis talk of oneness of Pakistan because the Punjabis have no culture or identity of their own, nor do they have morals, principles or an inclination towards truth and justice. No. The Punjabi is an uncivilized and insecure creature suffering from acute identity crises and inferiority complex.

    The Punjabi since their emergence have always been an enslaved people and forced into servitude by those that ruled them. The Punjabi was never treated with respect or dignity in their history because they do not treat themselves with the same, but only know how to cheat and abuse and slander. Now the Punjabi since 1947 has for the first time in his history found himself in a position of power, but not freedom. They are not free because their identity and roots still bind them to their Indian mother which they so fear will one day reclaim them. They are not free because they are dependent on looting the resources of the Baluch and the Pashtun and Sindhi whom they unashamedly cheat and abuse, and whom they inflict these false and absurd notions of ‘one Pakistan’ upon to control us and deny us of our rights and identity.

    Baluch have their own identity, traditions and way of life spanning hundreds of years. An independent existence, history and nation from that of the peoples of the Punjab. The Punjabis on the other hand have no history of their own. The Mughals came and conquered their Hindu forefathers and dubbed that part of the World as Panj-aab – Here the beginnings of their hollow identity begin.

    The Punjabi will not listen to reason because the Punjabi does not understand reason, or logic. It is their lust, selfishness, insecurity and desperation which drives them. They will remain deliberately blind to the truth even when it smacks them hard in the face. No my brothers. The Baluch have tried for 60 years to reason with the Punjabi, but to no avail. That is why Baluch have been forced to take up the masked resistance of Baluchestan Liberation Army and others. Baluch fight for independence and independence from Pakistan is the only acceptable solution for the Baluch. Every Baluch is a freedom fighter and freedom for Baluchestan is the inevitable.

    - Karim Baloch

  • Safina Iqbal said:

    The author of this blog must be applauded as much as possible for he dared to visit the area and then for the way he used the freedom of speech and brought out the truth to public. The blog was blocked last few days. Great Great Great work author !

  • Tahira Haider - CMU said:

    I wonder if there still are people as brave as these four. Standing ovation to you all from my side. I feel ashamed for doing nothing at all staying out of my country when my motherland needs me. Please, Please, Please , people, do something. You have the blessing of being in there, please take the opportunity and do something before its too late ! :(

    Down with Army
    Down with Establishment
    Down with generals
    Down with dictators
    Down with so called democracy,

    Up with giys like you :)

  • Ahmed said:

    Quite Informative and a definitive eye-opener for readers.

    Yet i beg to differentiate with some of my Balouch brother. I myself am a Punjabi with Kashimiri origin. I agree that rulers (mostly punjabi origin) have not fair with other provinces.

    But as Karim Balouch says ‘The Punjabi will not listen to reason because the Punjabi does not understand reason, or logic. It is their lust, selfishness, insecurity and desperation which drives them’

    You cannot generalize things. It defies all logic. So whatever effort others put in for defending balouch point of view, comments like Karim Baloch’s one distort all such efforts.

    Not every punjabi is as selfish and insecure as being portrayed. And not every balouchi is as illogical as Mr. Karim.

    As for all others… i would appreciate if you do not create sentiments of treason among ourselves.

    When would we all get out of this debate of punjabi, sindi, balouchi, pathan.

    We are all ‘Pakistani’ first! And lets keep the nationalism level high.

    P.S: As for article, well writeen and surely an eye opener. We should focus on how we can improve the situation rather than giving ideas for separation

  • Hassaan Bin said:

    Salaam,

    first of all..hats off to the author who has gone to the extent of visiting the very place to know the ground reality of Balouchistan.

    The situation is really alarming and heart-breakening. Being a Punjabi, i just realized how much i am hated by my balouch brothers. If irrational and illogical hatred is what their culture have taught them then there is nothing i can say.

    But one thing that i would like to say is that you are hating the wrong group of people. As you have seen yourself that most punjabis are not even aware of whats goin on in Balouchistan, whose fault is this. Is this our fault of not knowing whats going on or Balouchis fault of not promoting themself and not trusting their other brothers.

    you have seen that everyone of us [Punjabi] have sympathesized with whats happening in Balouchistan and then one of us even travelled to Balouchistan to see whats goin on there. Has any Balouchi come to Punjab to see what are the real sentiments of Punjabis towards their Balouchi brother. I think you will be surprised to know that we [Punjabis] take pride in our Balouchi brothers. Just imagine, when they all come to know how much they are being hated then it will be heart-breakening for them. So, please try to be rational and dont blame us [Punjabi] for the crime that our leaders have committed.

    One more thing, you guys love ur sardars and tribe but have you ever thought that why they [sardars] have studied abroad while the local people dont even have a good university in Balochistan. if you think that those sardars are very sincere with you then you are mistaken my friend. They receive funds to buy weapons and hire people for their own army. why cant they give them books instead of weapon… its because they dont want locals to get education and then stand infront of them.

    balouchis think that seperation can become prosperity to them…they r living in fools paradise…look at the global trends, all the nations, regions are joining together to make common objectives and strive together to achieve them..look at Europe, South EAST Asia, North American union, Middle East…the unions are the solution to boost economies and exploit each other resources..whereas, we are talking about seperation…i would like to quote a verse of a Punjabi poet, Allama Iqbal “pewasta reh shajar se ummeed e bahar rakh”

    So, my balouchi brothers!!…have trust in Pakistan…i am feeling very optimistic about our youth…we [youth] should try to bridge all the gaps between provinces and emerge as one nation, one goal, and i.e. Prosperity throughout Pakistan.

  • Kohestani said:

    Umayr,

    Kharan, Las Bela and Makran were a part of Kalat. When Kalat hesitated to join Pakistan, the Pakis used the tactics of divide and rule that they had learned from their British masters and played on Balochs each other thus carved out three states Kharan, LasBela and Makran from Kalat.

    regards
    kohestani

  • Anonymous said:

    Umayr,

    Kharan, Las Bela and Makran were a part of Kalat. When Kalat hesitated to join Pakistan, the Pakis used the tactics of divide and rule that they had learned from their British masters and played on Balochs each other thus carved out three states Kharan, LasBela and Makran from Kalat.

    regards
    kohestani

  • Anonymous said:

    balouchis think that seperation can become prosperity to them…they r living in fools paradise..

    You are right, we are really living in fools paradise, normally know as Pakistan.

    regards
    kohestani

  • Anonymous said:

    Hasan, If irrational and illogical hatred is what their culture have taught them then there is nothing i can say.

    Your arrogance speaks volume about your sincerity.

  • kohestani said:

    balouchis think that seperation can become prosperity to them…they r living in fools paradise.

    Just as you thought that you would become prosperous by separating from Inida? clunk, clunk.

  • Anonymous said:

    hassaan,One more thing, you guys love ur sardars and tribe but have you ever thought that why they [sardars] have studied abroad while the local people dont even have a good university in Balochistan. if you think that those sardars are very sincere with you then you are mistaken my friend.

    Actually its you who is living in fools paradise. We consider most of Baloch Sardars equally responsible for the plight of the people of Balochestan.huh…

  • kohestani said:

    Now these bloodthirsty Punjabis and their younger brother Mohjirs are eyeing on Gwadar. I can tell you Balochan, within a decade or the cultural landscape of Gwadar would have been totally changed and Gwadar would become just an extension of punjabi bihari culture. Gwadar would become Balochestan’s Karachi.

  • Anonymous said:

    My comments to Mr.Umayr’s answers -

    Q/ What is Pakistan without Balochistan? Gas? Gawadar Port? Minerals? Iron Ore?
    A/ Balochistan is neither their private property nor their nuclear backyard. The land belongs to the nations, the tribes, that live there. The resources belong to those people, first and foremost, and then to those whom the Baloch desire to give.

    ——————
    My Comment: Seperate Balochistan & see how the resources are divided amongst the poor! If these resources end up with the ppl, I will be very happy. BUT they will not. Can you tell me who will rule? Who will educate? You talk about status of women, you talk about culture – please go and see ANY village in SINDH, PESHAWAR or even PUNJAB and you will find similar values.

    DONT TAKE THE PAIN THAT THE RULING GOVERNMENT, THE 1% ‘RICH FAMILES’ OF PAKISTAN HAVE GIVEN TO YOU, TO ALL THE POOR FAMILIES IN PAKISTAN, TO A NEW LEVEL OF INDEPENDENT BALOCHISTAN. If this is your argument, then we will be having all independent provinces… what will be then end of this?

    Like Pakistan, Balochistan will become a mini exploitation zone. This is not a solution. It is an argument that results from absolute frustration. Please, think logically.
    ——————

    Q/ Why cant we be positive and look at the possibility of ONE PAKISTAN with equal national level resource sharing through all provinces?
    A/ 10,000 Baloch may have been abducted or murdered in Musharraf’s era – including women.

    ——————
    MY COMMENT: DONT MANIPULATE FACTS. THE SAME HAS HAPPEND ALL OVER PAKISTAN. PLEASE ABSTAIN FROM THIS COMMON PRACTICE OF DEFORMING FACTS FOR YOUR PERSONAL GAIN. DON’T BE LIKE THE MASS MEDIA… PTV / CNN WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT!

    ——————

    What bright side to this heinous crime is there? The irrational dream of One Pakistan, with One ideology, One dress, One anthem, among so many other Ones…? Once the apathetic people of Pakistan have risen from their monomania; they will have found that they were sitting on irreconcilable differences, which had already exploded in 1971. Bangladesh was born and the two-nation theory died.

    ——————
    AGAIN: MANIPULATING FACTS TO YOUR OWN USE. OUTSIDE FORCES WERE CLEARLY INVOVLED IN SEPERATION OF EAST AND WEST PAKISTAN.

    THERE WERE OTHER REASONS. READ SOME BOOKS AND THEN START HAULING YOUR POINT OF VIEW HERE. I WOULDN’T BE SUPRISED IF YOU HAVE NOT LIVED A SINGLE DAY IN A VILLAGE IN SINDH, BALOSHISTAN OR ANY WHERE IN PAKISTAN…
    ——————

    Differences may be irreconcilable but not unnegotiable. But one cannot negotiate with the mouth of a canon.

    ——————
    DUDE, BY ‘MOUTH OF CANON’ IT IS NOT ONE PAKISTAN, IT IS THE RULING ELITE THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT- THE CIVIL AND MILITARY Bureaucracy – RECOMMEND YOU READ UP ON THIS PLEASE – HOW PAKISTAN, AS A NUCLEAR POWERED MUSLIM COUNTRY IS A THREAT TO THE WEST. A FEW RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

    1. Animal Farm
    2. Clash of Civilizations
    ——————

    Q/ The solution is to get rid of feudels?
    A/ No, the State’s solution since 1948 has been to get rid of the Baloch. 10,000 missing Baloch were not all “feudals”, were not even all male.

    —————–
    MY COMMENTS: DON’T TRY TO TALK ABOUT BALOCHIS ONLY. AGAIN MY FRIEND, DONT MANIPULATE FACTS. I WOULD RECOMMENT YOU LOOK AT THE LAL MASJID, THE SWAT REGION & SIMILARLY OTHER PROVINCES AS WELL. YOUR HATE IS AGAINST THE RULING ELITE, AND NOT THE PEOPLE. DONT GENERALIZE THIS, PLEASE.
    —————–

    Shame.

    Have the Punjabis gotten rid of their “feudals”? Hasn’t Punjab failed miserably in ensuring that food is not hoarded and farmers get their due for their produce? When did the Punjabi landlords give up all of their lands and release their tenants from bondage? What justice is there for bonded brick-kiln workers?

    ———————–
    MY COMMENT: YOUR REPLY HERE CONTRADICTS ALL YOUR EARLIER STANCES. THE PROBLEM IN BALOCHISTAN IS THE SAME AS IN EVERY PROVINCE. YOU SAID IT YOURSELF. IT IS NOT PAKISTAN, IT IS THE PPL WHO RUN THE HELM OF AFFAIRS.
    ———————–

    Where else in Pakistan can justice be so disgusting as parading women naked in markets for crimes they haven’t committed? [Ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukhtaran_Bibi
    ———————-
    MY COMMENT: EDUCATION. ENOUGH SAID.
    ———————-

    Where else in Pakistan was a Christian village been burned, 800 houses destroyed and 2000 Bibles burnt, by a mob of thousands under the pretext of insult to the Quran? [Ref. http://pww.org.pk/index.php?li.....#038;id=52

    —————–
    MY COMMENTS: WHAT ABOUT SHIA, SUNNI VIOLENCE? WHO IGNITES THIS FIRE? PLEASE DO SOME READING BEFORE YOU GO ON QUOTING FACTS. AGAIN, EDUCATION.
    —————–
    Shame.

    At least, Baloch tribes have a code, a judicial system, that can even penalize a sardar for slapping an ordinary truck driver or send into exile the heir of Bugti tribe for harming a Hindu.

    —————
    MY COMMENT: MY FRIEND, SAME IS TRUE FOR ALL THE TRIBES IN NWFP, SINDH AND PUNJAB. LOOK AROUND OTHER AREAS AS WELL. AND OTHER SIDE OF THE SAME SOTRY IS HONOR KILLING ETC, PLEASE TALK ABOUT BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN. DONT BRING FACTS AT YOUR OWN LIESURE. YOU ARE ACTING LIKE FOX NEWS HERE!!!

    READ SOME ARTICLE FROM CHOMSKY AS WELL WHEN YOU ARE AT IT!
    —————

    Have mercy on yourself and try to disentangle yourself from State propaganda. At the least, be sensitive to what actually are the problems and the views of the Baloch people.

    ———–
    MY COMMENTS: READ CHOMSKY. YOU WILL LEARN WHAT PROPGANDA IS. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING HERE.
    ———–

    There is no need for a country that is sustained through inequality and injustice.

    Those who wish to see their Grand Theories on Unification and Integration materialize – must work hardest to achieve their country. I urge them to go to Balochistan and ask the Baloch what they desire.
    ————–
    MY COMMENTS: THEY?? ASK EVERYONE THEN – BUT FIRST EDUCATE THEM SO THEY CAN ACTUALLY SEE CLEARLY AS WELL.

    UNDELYING COMMENTS:
    1. READ SOME.
    2. DO NOT MANIPULATE FACTS. IT’S A CRIME. YOU ARE NO BETTER THEN ‘PTV’ THIS WAY.
    ————–

    EVENTUALLY,
    THANKS FOR TAKING THIS DISCUSSION FORWARD IN SUCH AN ORGANIZED WAY. IT IS THOROUGHLY APPRECIATED.

  • maryam said:

    when on earth the train was lower ac?
    was it not economy class?

  • Silverish said:

    This guy Umayr is a total freak. This fuckin idiot dont have any sense, just barks out loud all the time and makes no sense at all. WHy the hell are you just promoting negative stuff. Shit on your face Umayr !

  • Ebay hot items said:

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  • a punjabi said:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/columns/2009/11/091108_

    BBC comments – on the World Bank report about the growth of economy of different provinces

  • Anonymous said:

    Yeh kutti ka bacha Pakistan ko torna chahta hai. Yeh Zaleel aadmi India se taalluq rakhta hai aur Pakistan ke khilaaf zor shor se kaam kar raha hai. Laanat ho is pe.

  • Baluch said:

    The only solution of Baloch!= Azaad Baluchistan Zaindaghbaat!

    plz have some pity you have looted us enough snetching all our rights and resources kept us undeveloped,backward and as slaves(with the help of some Isi agents and traitors among us) we lived a misery life from last 63 yrs oprressed,tortured and killed our inocent people plz have some pity release this injured pigeon now we dont want anything from pakistan we will not harm you please leave us leave our land!

    We want to be Azaad from brit made fake un-Islamic pakistan!

  • ast said:

    dr safsar mehmood
    http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/fe.....0/col2.htm

  • Ali Gohar Jamali said:

    For all pro pakistanis
    why should we Baloch be part of a morally and ethically corrupt state?if anyone of you has read the new york times 12th august,1947 paper.it says”under the standstill agreement pakistan recognizes Kalat as independent and sovereign state.”so why should we have merged ourself with pakistan?we had a constitution even before paistan?we had a democratic system before pakistan?
    its not about rights,its all about identity.we dont want to loose our identity as a BALOCH.we will not allow someone to come from outside and try to attack our culture,values and traditions.we are not the one who kill their fellows and through them in sewers.we even treat our enemies with honour but pakistani dont know language of respect,so we have to adopt the other way.we have our resources.then why should we be slave of someone else and get dictation.our sacred land is not a nuclear waste land.why all nukes are tested in Balochistan?someday fire a missile from Gawadar to Jehlum and see how pakistani’s come out?see their reactions.Pakistani’s want our future generations to be disabled and backward.
    we have enough capability to change present scenario and preserve our identity and land.The war for freedom will go on till last Baloch is present in this universe.

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