By Malik Siraj Akbar
About the writer – Malik Siraj Akbar is a journalist based in Quetta Pakistan. He is working as the Balochistan Bureau Chief of Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper, Daily Times. He can be reached at email@example.com More about him click here
A confident Baloch guerrilla commander Nawabzada Bramdagh Bugti, 28, believes it is now “impossible” for Islamabad to get him extradited even if he is hiding somewhere in Afghanistan, as claimed by Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik, or elsewhere in the wake of increasing “international moral support” the “ Baloch national liberation movement” is attracting because of its “legitimacy”.
Balochistan situation getting bleaker by the day
by: Malik Siraj Akbar
Courtesy: The Hindu
Prospects of the Pakistan People’s Party government’s efforts at reconciliation with the Baloch people are uncertain.
On August 26, Pakistan’s volatile Balochistan province marked the third death anniversary of its slain leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti, amid widespread violence. Ten people were killed; several gas pipelines blown up and electricity pylons destroyed across Balochistan by Baloch insurgents who challenge the authority of the Pakistani state in the province.