August 17, 2016

Documentary on Balochistan History

"Pakistan is not a nation and hardly a state. It has no justification in history, ethnic origin, language, civilization, or the consciousness of those who make up its population … Thus it is hard to see how anything but a miracle, or else a revival of religious fanaticism, will assure Pakistan's future." - American political scientist Hans Morgenthau, 1956. The quote is taken from the book, "Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India" by Aparna Pande. Routledge: New York. 2011. Pg. 22.

Video Title: Documentary on Balochistan History. Source: Wonder World Entertainment. Date Published: October 20, 2015. Description: 
The ongoing conflict in the remote province of Balochistan is often called Pakistan's "dirty war". Ethnic Balochi politicians and leaders share their vision of self-determination and freedom from Pakistani rule.

Far from the bustling cities of Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, this remote region has been the battleground for a 60-year-long insurgency by the Baloch ethnic minority.