Balochistan Reconciliation

25 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2020 Last revised: 28 Mar 2021

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Shanzay Noor

Kinnaird College for Women

Aitzaz Ajmal

Advocate Lahore High Court

Date Written: July 28, 2020

Abstract

Balochistan is surely descending into Anarchy. The contemporary wave of insurgency in Balochistan is driven by multiple factors from exploitation of resources to the role of tribal sardars in perpetuating the conflict and mismanagement of Baloch grievances by the Pakistani state. A nexus has been created among criminality, militancy and terrorism due to the complicity of security personnel in violent activities. The purpose of this research is to address the longstanding grievances of Balochs to identify the internal and external key players trying to escalate the conflict in their own way due to its strategic position and colossal resources and to formulate a way forward for Balochistan reconciliation. A qualitative and descriptive research has been conducted. Semi structured interviews have been considered to know the perspective of concerned parties. The paper concludes that Balochistan reconciliation requires a political solution consisting of a multidimensional approach. There is an immediate need to establish confidence and mutual trust among Baloch nationals in order to resolve the issues of insecurity, antagonism and anger among them. Failure to a prudent approach for Balochistan reconciliation in a fair and unjust manner would plunge the chaos and disorder, which will lead towards a deepened insecure and volatile federal-province relations ultimately harming the national interest of the state.

Keywords: Anarchy, Insurgency, Reconciliation, Militancy, Criminality, Terrorism

Suggested Citation

Noor, Shanzay and Ajmal, Aitzaz, Balochistan Reconciliation (July 28, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3702972 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3702972

Shanzay Noor (Contact Author)

Kinnaird College for Women ( email )

Lahore, PA Punjab
Pakistan

Aitzaz Ajmal

Advocate Lahore High Court ( email )

Shahra-i-Quaid-i-Azam
Lahore, Punjab 54000
Pakistan

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