Has anybody thought of the Pashtoon strategy in this Balochistan game?
See, whatever is the outcome of these committees and negotiations, Pathans are bound to get a major say. They are well represented in Government, as well as, in the the anti-government camp(nationalists). Mehmood Achakzai's words now has same weightage in the committees as Ata Mengal's.
How many rockets have Pashtoons wasted on army check posts in Pashtoon areas? How many Pathans are sitting on mountaintops to fight? are they ready to fight the army? Will they? In Quetta, they speak and work against Baloch, and not for Baloch. Last week, they came out on that strike call in Quetta, but that was only a nominal gesture.
Whatever we get, we will be sharing as equals. But are they working as hard as Baloch are?
I believe that Baloch and Pashtoons are natural allies, and will live together for next thousands of years, after the mis-adventures like Pakistan are well forgotten. This might be the beginning of that. But i feel that only Baloch are working toward that dream.
Pathans are sitting on the fence, waiting and watching.