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DAWN Editorial on Provincial Resentment- Sharing of Indus Water, Natural Resources, and Employment

Forwarded by Khalid Hashmani (McLean, Virginia, USA)
Courtesy and Thanks:Daily Dawn,
Rights of provinces
RESENTMENT grows when citizens of the state are denied the opportunity to benefit from the exploitation of local resources. Withholding this share in the collective pie does not serve the cause of harmony between the federating units as well as the centre and the provinces. Much to our detriment, we have seen how denying the people of Balochistan rightful control over their mineral and gas wealth has, over the decades, led to disaffection with the state and even full-blown insurgencies.

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