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Pakistan: Punjab-dominated federation – Balochistan situation getting bleaker

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.

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