Balochistan under alarming situation, faces socio-economic crisis

Pakistan's Balochistan, which is also known as the treasure of natural resources, has now become unable to bring socioeconomic upliftment.

Balochistan under alarming situation, faces socio-economic crisis
Balochistan under alarming situation, faces socio-economic crisis

Balochistan, Pakistan: Pakistan’s Balochistan, which is also known as the treasure of natural resources, has now become unable to bring socioeconomic upliftment. The country has been asked to address the issue and figure out the reason for falling under such a poor category. 

As per the various reports, the state has not been facing an economic crisis but also a security issue. Balochistan has reported various terror attacks in recent times. Around five security officials belonging to the Levies were killed in Chaman during an attack from Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. This was another addition to the attack by Baloch separatists in Kohlu, Zhob and Turbat by Baloch separatists, reported the New Pakistan website.

As per the sources, people across the province are worried due to the continued presence of the TTP, especially after the Taliban regained power in Afghanistan last year. Moreover, the people of Balochistan have not received any support from the Provincial and Federal government, which became the reason for their suffering despite being rich in resources. With the refusal of help from the Afghani Taliban and the growing presence of TTP in two provinces and the federal capital, Pakistan has now come into a situation to rethink its security measures. 

Abbad Nasir, the former Editor of Dawn, also talked about the situation and remarked that Balochistan is suffering as precious lives are in danger. He stated that the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti in 2006 has delivered nothing but spiralling death and destruction.  

According to the report of the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces had suffered close to 376 terror attacks the previous year. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Daish (Islamic State Khorasan) and Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) were the prime suspects in the majority of these attacks. 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province witnessed a significant surge in violence and a rise in fatalities. As per the Center, after November 28, there was an extraordinary uptick in terrorist assaults in KP and Balochistan, with over twenty strikes occurring in only the month of December.