DURING my visit to the Pakistan Geological Survey Museum, Quetta, I wrote in the visitors’ book: “I am proud of my country and my province with retrospective effect, i.e., the day the earth was created. And I have many reasons for that”. It is no exaggeration that given the fossil and mineral wealth and the cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, Balochistan has genuinely contributed its due share in making Pakistan a superpower, besides others, in the field of culture and heritage.

Are we not convinced that one of the distinguished cradles of early civilisation (nine to 11,000 years old) found in Balochistan, is Pakistan’s foremost archaeological site of international value. Unfortunately, textbooks and curriculum, both at national and provincial levels, are  silent. Can we afford to discard our strength branding it trivial simply because it comes from Balochistan?

How come we promote national integration without the policy of inclusion and appreciating cultural diversity which is the essence of unity?

AYUB BALOCH Quetta

More From This Section

Chinese language project

THIS is apropos the report ‘Confucius comes to Karachi’ (March 7) and letters by Tariq Khoso and Manik Meer ...

‘A veiled warning?’

THIS refers to your editorial ‘A veiled warning?’ (April 9). In any other country under normal conditions the...

Recruitment criterion

BE it government, semi-government, autonomous or private organisations, they are recruiting according to a ...

Nadra smart card

Although I was born in India, after partition my parents migrated to Pakistan in 1950. I have been living in Karachi...


Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Cartoons
E-PAPER
Front Page