Already late but it is time to take political action and not succumb like Nawaz Sharif in front of Sardars...
We were not freed so that we be the slaves of some one else. I was infuriated the other day when in a forum some one was of the opinion that we must pay sardars money like the Brits did to buy their loyalty. He was also of the opinion that Balochs were the slaves of Sardars. I took strong objection to it. They are no body's slaves but equal citizens of a proud country called Pakistan. Those who made them slaves should be dispossessed of the their power. Their power comes from land. Take it away from them and give to the poor Baloch who they have tried to crush for over 60 years.
We have paid money for the past 60 years to sardars what do we have on hand? All the money eaten up by the sardars, no development what so ever, arms in every body's hands and total anarchy. No safety, no security, no schooling, no hospitals, no roads, nothing. Whatever the Federation gives Balochistan is consumed by the Sardars. Enough is enough. Pakistan has to talk tough to the Sardars and befriend the Baloch. All policies should be aimed to benefit the common Baloch not Sardars.
Regardless of the threats development of Baluchistan should start right away. We need to give them safety and security. The State shall provide that while every body including the sardars surrender their weapons. Otherwise there will be no safety and security to do any thing. The process of education and hospitals and infrastructure development must start now without any delay.
It is time to get into political negotiations with the Baloch or their elected representatives. A Baloch means a Baloch on the street, the common Pakistani in residing in Balochistan. Do not talk to the Sardars they have failed the people of Baluchistan miserably. If Pakistan talks to the sardars, then it is the death knell to the relationship between the Balochis and Pakistan.
Bring the Baloch in the fold of Pakistani fraternity. They have no problem with us. They are there all over Pakistan. Their rights have been usurped by the Sardars and not Pakistan please understand that.
But alas where is the leadership to lead Pakistan out of this morass with firmness, resolve and a dying wish to do good for the people of Baluchistan and keep the country united. Will some one rise to the occasion please?
I wish I could write in the local Baloch dialect. Will someone translate in the local Baloch dialect please?
Also read another article on this blog: http://thinker-thinkingoutofthebox.blogspot.com/2009/07/myth-of-pricely-state-about.html
Amazing pictures of Baluchistan: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/