The release of a number of missing persons and the inauguration of the Zhob-Quetta road are the only positives so far.
There is no clear profile or single causal pathway that can define the process of radicalisation.
Recent violence proves that the security-centric approach has failed to deliver peace in Balochistan.
With deepening divisions and ghettoisation, the state and Quetta's communities need to get their act together.
CPEC is in spotlight again as Balochistan has expressed concerns regarding existence of its western route.