January 17th, 2013
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| | Re: Over 100 Casualties In Quetta Pakistan In Bomb Blasts
Yes the BLA [Baloch Liberation Army] have been dormant for sometime. At least they have stayed away from bombing or pulling those annoying rocket launcher attacks at the gas pipelines for sometime.
The political and security situation in Balochistan is far worse than they convey it on the media. The national flag of pakistan is found nowhere except the provincial assembly headquarters and the military headquarters. If you roam around visibly carrying a national flag, you'd find yourself dead very soon.
The incident definitely goes to the advantage of the regional separatists although its religious discrimination [almost all shia victims] serves to somewhat thwarts its political usage.
Yes, the province public does suffer heavily from sentiments of unfair resource management and neglection. By the country's constitution, the resources are to be divided throughout the provinces according to their population, not the origin of these resources. It happens that Balochistan is the main [and only] resource of gas to the country and the revenue collected by gas bills every month goes mostly to punjab which holds the largest population in the country. There are also rumours of large copper, coal, oil and gold resources in those scorching sands, waiting to be excavated.
And to top those separatist sentiments, the former [Gen Musharaf] government took out a very prominent and influential politician and key figure in the province, namely Akber Bugti in a military operation.
Read also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akbar_Bugti http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugti_militia
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Last edited by Asheekay; January 17th, 2013 at 12:38 AM.