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Growth for Balochistan

In my last article ‘Development for Balochistan’ (May 2), I tried to outline an alternative development paradigm for Balochistan as a process of engagement, local planning, resource ownership and inclusive…

A plea for Balochistan

The emerging situation in Afghanistan is indicative of a political and military meltdown, with serious multi-pronged security consequences for Pakistan. In this respect, the spate of insurgent strikes in recent…

Development for Balochistan

Balochistan is 44 percent of Pakistan in terms of its geography and is also the most resource rich province of the country. However, it seems as if its vast geography…

Balochistan: Bizenjos and Jamalis

Balochistan is an interesting province not only in terms of vastness of area and meagerness of population but also in having produced politicians – from the Bizenjos and Bugtis to…

Seeking atonement in Balochistan

In defining the political cartography subsequent to the tumultuous partition from British India the province of Balochistan has for varied reasons emerged as a recurring challenge to the State, albeit…

Balochistan’s troubled landscape

The discovery of the bullet-riddled bodies of 20 young men from Punjab within three days in Balochistan has evoked anger, condemnation, and calls for 'revenge', cleaving the ethnic divide in…

Balochistan needs dams

For a country blessed with many rivers, the perennial scarcity of water in Pakistan is because of the shortage of storage capacity. While problematic presently, a full blown crisis is…