By: Maemuna Sadaf
To maintain law and order in any country, it is necessary to ensure harmony among different pillars of the country. If hostile or anti-state elements start using sentiments of the people and inciting them to use them against the state, then justice will surely be declared.
Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have long been in a state of internal perplexity. The first main reason for this is the lack of development plans, basic human needs in these areas. Secondly, in the war on terror, the people of Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were affected more than the people of any other area. They were displaced; their infrastructure and properties were destroyed. A lot of collateral damage occurred. They lived in camps for months, even in harsh weather and poor circumstances. After the long battle, when the situation came under control, the displaced people were neglected by the local as well as central government. Even the elected leaders of these areas have not done any significant development work. These reasons added to the grief and anger among the youth here.
The third major reason for this chaos is the dream of India and other powers to tear Pakistan into pieces. To fulfill this dream, India is trying to push the Baluch youth towards confrontation with security agencies of Pakistan by using all available resources and its intelligence agencies. Proof of this is the confession statement of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav in which he admitted that he was specifically tasked to carry out terrorism in Pakistan. He has conducted many terrorist and suicidal attacks across Pakistan. The Indian statesmen themselves have been emphasizing that due to the professionalism, state-of-the-art weapons, and capability of the Pakistani forces, India cannot engage with Pakistan in formal confrontation. The war must be fought inside Pakistan by insurgencies and terrorist acts.
Writing more! India has terrorist ambitions all over Pakistan, especially in the border province. To fulfill these ulterior motives, organizations like PTM Pashtun Tahafuz Moment Baloch liberation Army BLA and other organizations are inflated and supported. PTM, which appears to be raising its voice for human rights in the Pashtun areas of Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has the backing of India. The leaders of the PTM have called India for its support. The available videos are proof that organizations like PTM are pursuing an agenda of spreading anarchy in Pakistan and inciting the youth of tribal areas to act against their own country.
It is noteworthy that the Government of Pakistan is making continuous efforts for reconciliation but these efforts have not proved fruitful. Firstly, Pashtun Tahafuz Moment sit-ins and protest rallies were not prohibited from taking place. They were given access to the parliament so that their legitimate demands could be presented in the parliament and their solution could be found. The platform which should have been used for the betterment of the Baloch people is being used for hostility towards Pakistan.
Concluding more! In today’s turbulent times when the country is facing internal and external threats, the government should formulate a solid policy in which there is no chance for the culprit to elude. The provision of justice and punishment of the culprit is a guarantee of lasting peace in the country. If the government, the courts, and the institutions continue to release the criminals in this way, the land of Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will continue to be stained with our blood. On the other hand, to eradicate poverty and heal the grief of people of tribal areas, the development work and provision of basic needs should be fulfilled.
The said article is published in Pakistan Observer