Caring two hoots about the woes of the common people and undermining the well-being of their leaders in the Arabian Gulf and Europe, the militant outfits in Balochistan are attacking all the basic tools of society’s progress, development experts and politicians told this correspondent.
“Just two days ago a loader that transports bulldozers to help the farmers was burned and gutted by the militants in Bal Niggor ,” former speaker of the Balochistan assembly Mir Akram Dashti said on phone Thursday from Turbat.
Dashti said the farmers were facing multiple challenges because of the drought-like conditions in the area.
The loader was property of the provincial government and valued at at least Rs. 10 million, Dashti said.
The militant Baloch Liberation Front owned responsibility for the attack.
The militants also owned responsibility for the killing of two Baloch levies men in the area.
According to a public health specialist another un-recorded impact of the militant actions is there are no ways to protect medicines used to fight water-borne diseases. “The blowing up of electricity pylons by the militants often leaves large areas without power, leading to water shortage and spoiling of medicines. This leads to massive outbreaks of diarrhea etc,” the public health official said on a condition of anonymity.
In yet another militant action during the last 72 hours, the camp of the Qatar petroleum minister was attacked allegedly by the militants of the Baloch Republican Army, whose chief Nawabzada Brahumdagh Bugti is based in Switzerland.
Balochistan observers were perplexed over the attack as Nawabzada Brahumdagh Bugti’s brother in law Mehran Baluch, aka Nawabzada Zammuran Marri, now lives in Dubai but regularly visits Qatar. Qatar and UAE rulers have very close ties and a simple phone call from the Qatari rulers may see Mehran Baluch deported from the UAE.
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