The crisis in Balochistan should be the top priority of the any government. The Balochistan is backward, poor and marginalized merely because it was denied a decent infrastructure since the British colonial days. There is a lot of trust insufficiency between the federation and the province of Balochistan. Terrorism, militancy or extremism is the biggest problem of the province. Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan has said the flawed policies of the previous provincial governments provided enemies the opportunity to lure the youth into picking up arms against the state.
The previous government paid attention to ending load-shedding, creating health facilities and educational institutions as well as providing jobs, questions over patriotism of the people of Balochistan would not have been raised. Jam Kamal slammed the policies of the previous regimes, saying lack of basic facilities and flawed polices of the set ups compelled the people of the province to fall for the lies of enemies.
The province demand should be fulfilled. The experiments of parallel governments in the province should end. The social and economic conditions of the people of Balochistan must to be improved. Jobs should be given to the locals. An additional share should be given to the Baloch in the federal. There were known and proven resources unearthed and they were all not exploited even for the benefit of the entire people of the country presumably on the advice of the British colonialists.
Only Sui Gas was exploited and taken to all parts of Pakistan, except Balochistan. Government should build Schools and hospitals in the province. The provincial government and the opposition should put the Balochistan issue on top of their priority list. It seems that there a realization among the ruling circles to deviate from the past and to change the policy speeding up the process of economic development. If it is so, it should be welcomed. In CPEC the provincial government should demand complete control over the entire coast also,
including all the ports already operating on Mekran Coast from one corner to the other. Thus, the Ports and Shipping Ministry should be handed over to the Coastal provinces of Balochistan and Sindh ensuring lasting durable development of the coast for the benefit of the entire humanity and the country. It is this provincial inequality that has sternly triggered the sense of deprivation among Baloch masses.
Even the provincial governments have been severely inhibited in their efforts to improve conditions because of the fact that centre takes direct decisions over policies governing in Balochistan. In the past province demands basic rights, they want Islamabad to expend the money that’s earned through their resources in the same province. They want schools, hospitals and infrastructure development.
Above everything else, they want the Federal government to grant provincial autonomy and stop meddling with local politics. Unlike most of Pakistan’s other region, the province is still safe from the curse of extremism. The policies and the proposed reforms must be implemented without any delay and before the breaking point is reached, Government must find a common ground where both Centre and province can guard it’s interests without fringing upon each other’s rights.
The solution to the province problems is in complete provincial autonomy with minimum powers to the Federal Government. We suggest both Federal and provincial government to implement sustainable policies for the better future of Balochistan.