Pakistan Federation and Baloch Nationalism: A Prospect of Economic Development and Political Challenges

Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Akram-ul-Haq


It is an old problem with deep wounds both in Islamabad and among the Baloch people that Baloch sub-nationalism intimidating to slash the nation separately, they like to pursue two main viewpoints while explanations of this problem vary. On the other hand, the blame for the difficulty between the Federal government of Pakistan and the Baloch people deceit in the policies and strategies adopted by the government of Pakistan. As well as, censure on lack of Baloch assimilation for the capabilities and culture of the Baloch people. The main centered hierarchical, society and potentials augmented by the internationally stress has pushed them away from integration with the centre. This paper evaluates both sides to determine that awareness more specifically reflect the authenticity innate in the Baloch-Islamabad dilemma. It exposed other elements of every verdict significantly contribute the dilemmas. In addition, the system of Sardari as explained by Pro-Islamabad viewpoint, presents tremendous obstacles for integration. The geo-strategic importance of Baluchistan, the Great Game in the region and the interests of regional and world big powers in Baluchistan would be explored. After discussing the theoretical framework and issues between the central government and the Baloch people, the operative factors that led to trust deficit between the both parties have been explored and comparative analyses have been offered.


Baluchistan; Pakistan; Federalism; Gwadar

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