Kiyya Qadir Baloch
Islamabad- As Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, A medical doctor by profession, belonging to a middle-class and educated family of Kech completed seven days of his government has to face enormous challenges from militants and power holder from Rawalpindi.
People viewed the recent Quetta bombing and attack on Quaid-I-Azam residency in Ziarat as a part of a conspiracy being hatched by unhidden forces against the government of Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch.
It is worth mentioning here that a powerful blast that ripped in war torn province of Balochistan on Saturday evening, leaving 22 people dead and over two dozens injured was one of the nastiest attack in Balochi culture which target was a Bus packed with female students.
Dr. Wahid Baloch, President of Balochistan National Congress (BNC), Washington D.C – Chapter strongly condemning the attack on Ziarat Residency and Quetta Bombing on female students said that the Quetta bombings and attack on Jinnah’s residency had local involvement and were directly connected to the recent Malik Baloch’s visit to missing persons camp and the his decision to establish an independent commission to probe into the murder of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti and issue of missing political workers in the province.
He thinks conspiracies are being hatched by security agencies, Nawabs and Sardars of Balochistan and other hidden forces to topple Chief Minister Balochistan from his seat, which he was going to expose them.
He said that there are plotting and conspiracies going on and the conspiracy is to topple Malik Baloch who is a middle class Baloch unlike by establishment as well as Baloch Sardars adding that it has always been the willing of establishment to bring a Nawab or Sardar in the government.
Assad Baloch, a senior journalist and information secretary of Turbat press club terms today’s blast and attack on Jinnah’s residency a failure of secret agencies that they are unable to find the network of those committing such incidents. While Malik Siraj Akbar, the editor of Baloch Hall and American based Baloch journalist writes that these attack shows expansion of the Baloch insurgency beyond the Baloch-majority districts, which he thinks, are only going to increase the government’s challenges in Balochistan.
The Balochistan would be jolting with more bombs and rockets in future as the new government has to brace some important decisions in near future like releasing all missing persons’ bringing culprits into book involved behind the killing and dumping, arresting the executioner of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti and holding negotiation with the Baloch insurgents.
Additionally the new government will also have to take a decision over Supreme Court of Pakistan interim order of October 12, 2012, on law and order situation and forced disappearances in Balochistan which had clearly said there was enough evidence of government agencies’ involvement in unconstitutional activities in Balochistan.
Bracing such decisions not only upset the power elements from Rawalpindi Islamabad but also displease many Srdars and Nawabs from Balochistan who have been meeting their luxurious demands from these power blocks for years.
Besides all the challenges Dr. Baloch is committed to address the overall problems of the province in collaboration with the allied parties in the provincial assembly. He vowed that his government would make utmost efforts to create congenial environment to bring all annoyed Balochs to the negotiations table.
Kiyya Qadir Baloch is a freelance journalist associated with Daily Times Lahore currently based in Islamabad. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org