Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 10 (ANI): Pakistan consists of four provinces, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. All these provinces and territories have different cultures, languages and ethnicities. However, Pakistan failed to bring them together.
The Punjabis are arguably the most prosperous ethnic group in Pakistan, holding all important positions in the government, army and judiciary. They were lucky to avoid many of the crises plaguing the rest of the country. These ongoing crises have fueled sectarian and separatist violence.
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As a result, Pakistanis have lost confidence in Prime Minister Sheikh Baz Sharif’s coalition government, which has failed to implement any much-needed economic reforms in the country.
Naveed Baseer, an expert on Pakistan, said: “People are not happy with what the Pakistani government or the Pakistani system or the military is doing, whatever the judiciary is doing. They’re not happy at all, and they’re looking for movements that can emerge and lead them.”
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The Baluchi live as a minority on their land and continue to face persecution from the Pakistani army and spy agency ISI.
The situation in Balochistan has become more dire as Pakistan has plunged into financial crisis due to rising debt and dwindling foreign exchange.
The separatist movement in Balochistan has intensified, and voices against Pakistan and its ally China have grown louder.
Today, several pro-independence organizations such as Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), World Sindh Congress and Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement are gaining wider support in Sindh and on international platforms.
The Sindhis, whose roots can be traced back to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, have realized that their future will be uncertain and threatened if they continue to integrate with Pakistan. Therefore, the call for an independent state is getting louder and louder.
Pashtuns, like other disappointed Pakistani citizens, have lost faith in the government.
Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan, which have been under Pakistan’s forcible occupation since 1947, are also experiencing massive resistance to the Pakistani government.
Severely high inflation, food and medicine shortages, unemployment and growing distrust of the government are the main drivers behind the recent mass anti-Pakistan protests.
Pakistan has long exploited the resources of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan and used these territories as a breeding ground for terrorism and to exploit its natural resources.
The area is also used as a launching pad to push terrorists into India.
Continued turmoil on Pakistan’s political and economic fronts has led to a massive insurgency within the country.
That risk appears imminent as the Pakistani rupee continues to fall to new lows against the dollar while most Pakistanis struggle daily to survive. (Arnie)
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