2. The question of pro-independence once being in power:
Baloch intellectuals and politicians have discussed and expressed their views in all the above-mentioned (Baloch Question – Part I) points. In answer to the question ‘once they (pro-independence) were in power so why didn’t they develop the province?’ Some friends reply Baloch nationalist had a very small and limited period of time in power, this is the answer to the question by those nationalists leaders themselves, hence, they never gave up obedience!Here an interesting fact is whenever Islamabad or Pakistanis ask this question they mean Sardar Ataullah Mengal, Nawab Akbar Bugti, Jaam Yousuf and Jaan Jamali come in the same category Baloch whereas Baloch never count them the same. It is a bitter truth that Jaan Jamali and Jaam Yousuf are Baloch and Islamabad usually represents them as Baloch advocates but ordinary Baloch resembles them as rubber shoe that fits in any ruler foot coming in power in Islamabad.
People living in other parts of Pakistan or the world who are interested in this country’s politics are having misunderstandings about Baloch and Balochistan issue due to these misguiding propagandas. Whereas if these people just come to know a single reality they would never ask this question I.e. in Balochistan, there is no election but selection. Time has come Baloch leadership should confess that any Baloch leader came in power, in a way or another, had the willingness of the agencies or these agencies in order to change the faces for a short period in helplessness did tolerate people like Nawab Akbar Bugti and Attaullah Mengal in power. Later on, only those people were selected who were desperate to serve the interests of Islamabad and not Baloch nation. They were Baloch by descent but were the bought servants of Islamabad.
One can easily figure out that such cheap priced people were always kept in power so that whenever ordinary Baloch complaint the state had kept them back warded, they were signaled to question their own representatives, who were appointed by the will of Islamabad. These so-called representatives think the real power is not public but the intelligence agencies. As the aim of such people is coming in power, they are convinced to do anything. At some point, they quietly stare like spectators in the massacre of Baloch people under the will of Islamabad.If doubt, anyone giving a close analysis to the statements of Jaam Yousuf and Nawab Raisani regarding the current barbarism in Balochistan and on the other hand, killings and genocide of Baloch, could easily come to the conclusion if Nawab Raisani speaks against the ongoing barbarism in Balochistan he would not remain on CM’s seat for a single day more.
In short, in Balochistan to be in power one has to sign an agreement in advance stating to be a ‘Pakistani’ and not a ‘Baloch’. Now this taunt is not applicable to Baloch because that particular person had willingly approved to be a Pakistani. There is a quote of Nawab Khair Baksh Marri regarding such people; ‘Those who change their nation (Baloch) are actually abusing their selves as bastards”.With regret, one has to confess that all had abused their selves but some people have understood their mistake of willingly adopting an artificial nation being a Pakistani and giving up their thousands of year old history and ancestor identity, and have aimed avoiding such mistakes again. But some others are still tolerating the same abuse for a few privileges and a few other Baloch gentlemen are bearing the updated version of this abuse called parliamentary politics in which they are standing restlessly in a queue to take their oath.
3. Once independent, the possibilities of civil war:
The enemies of Baloch consciously spread such kind of rumors that once having a free country, Baloch shall fight among themselves and the tribes shall not tolerate each other. To make these people understand in short, Baloch is not the only nation in the world which is divided in tribes. Entire Africa and all the Arab countries are divided in tribes and many bloody battles have taken place among these tribes but these countries are present as independent countries in the map of the world. So just because of consisting tribal system what is the cause of keeping Baloch slave and the masters themselves be the decision makers.More importantly, today Baloch nation is struggling for its national identity. In such debating about tribal clashes and battles is meaningless.
Suppose if these enemy rumors turn out true that Baloch would fight among themselves (there are no such possibilities) it would not affect those objectives Baloch is fighting for today. A tribe or any group could come to an end but the status of national identity remains stable. In a tribal battle, none of their language, history, literature, and culture is at risk because the winner and the loser share these equally. Whereas today Baloch living with Iran and Pakistan has its everything at risk. A necessary point to be noted here, give us liberty and then tribes are our internal issues. Punjabis and Persians cannot prevent Balochs from demanding freedom giving an excuse if Balochs are let alone they shall fight among themselves. There is no big joke and shameful propaganda in the world other than this. Who were behind preventing us from fighting each other when Pakistan did not come into being and we were not a part of Afghanistan and Iran. In Pakistan or Iran, till the date we have some tribal enmities, none of these countries ever brought it to an end but surely it did hug a tribe in order to provoke the trend of demolishing the other tribe.
4. Once a free country Balochistan shall be occupied by bigger powers:
All those who claim that Balochistan shall be occupied by the US and the West should realize whether they themselves are not US’ slaves. Leaving behind other points, Today Shamsi Airbase in Balochistan is in US control from which drone attacks are carried out almost every other day shouldering the funeral of Pakistan’s so-called pride of sovereignty. Whether drone attacks are fair or not, it is a different issue. We are discussing Pakistan’s sense of honor, that a country’s parliament opposes drone attacks in a joint session. Drone planes taking off from Pakistan itself and keep attacking the very same country, from what angle is Pakistan able to caution other nations that in her absence the US shall occupy and violate the particular nation’s sovereignty.Balochistan gets 2 to 5% of its own resources from Pakistan, now how could such a country claim that in her absence any other country shall occupy and exploit their resources?Spending 82 years in Iran and 62 years in Pakistan, where no single Balochi language school is available and no history about Baloch or Balochistan is taught, cannot claim to be the safeguards of Baloch identity, history and culture. In this regard, once veteran Baloch leader Hayrbyar Marri in answer to a question of a journalist, very impressively said that Pakistan itself is US’ slave and we are slaves of the slaves and according to them (Pakistan’s advocate) if we become US’ slave so the deal is good enough because we would directly be slaves of the master whose
Spending 82 years in Iran and 62 years in Pakistan, where no single Balochi language school is available and no history about Baloch or Balochistan is taught, cannot claim to be the safeguards of Baloch identity, history and culture. In this regard, once veteran Baloch leader Hayrbyar Marri in answer to a question of a journalist, very impressively said that Pakistan itself is US’ slave and we are slaves of the slaves and according to them (Pakistan’s advocate) if we become US’ slave so the deal is good enough because we would directly be slaves of the master whose slave, on the other hand, is Pakistan. Despite the US occupation in Iraq a few days ago when tenders of oil companies were being distributed, most of the tenders fell in favor of Russian and Norwegian companies. This means despite having complete control in Iraq, unlike the occupants of Balochistan, US is not unjust. Balochistan is viewed as ancestors’ treasure by Pakistan and Iran where they plan projects and never keep in mind Baloch interests. Baloch national identity is at risk and its coasts and resources are being indiscriminately looted by Pakistan and Iran. Therefore, there is no reason for them to show fake sympathy by worrying about Baloch future.
Hafeez writings encompass a broad spectrum of regional issues, including Pakistan’s interest and designs in the continuation of the Afghan war that directly contradicts the interests of America, Russia, India and the European Union in the region. Now, he is a Research Fellow at the Strategic Center for International Relations and a member of Editorial Board of its quarterly publication.
The Afghan Tribune | Hafeez Hassanabadi| Published: March 11, 2016, 06:30 PM
Translated by Zrombesht