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No lesson learnt

October 19, 2012

A NATIONAL history spanning over nearly six decades has unfortunately failed to teach us the much needed lesson on the utility of federalism.

In the prevalent conditions where human development index and law and order situation in the province are at its lowest ebb, all that Balochistan needs is acknowledgement of its just grievances and development of an apt mechanism to redress its wounds.

Mengal’s six points, therefore, can serve as a desperately needed panacea to undo the effects of past blunders. Let us vow to bring the alienated Baloch back into the national mainstream by employing the tools of dialogue and a complete halt to military operations. This is probably our last chance to make the federation flourish along the pattern set forth by the Quaid.

ABDUL RAUF MAHARA Hyderabad