Author: Imran Baloch
These days everybody, from all walks of life, is willing to become an expert in career counselling, the main cause of having such a wish is to motivate Baloch students, especially those who are affiliated with student politics. But it seems they are looking at the things very superficially.
If I am not wrong, an expert can share their expertise in a specific field or any profession in which he has gained knowledge or experience, only such a person can be deemed a consultant for career counselling for the relevant field. So far, I have perceived the issues related to the Baloch youth, that skimming, writing, and making a bright future through education, political stability, and peace are essential elements for getting meaningful results. These issues have also been discussed in the book, ” Why Nations Fail” in a comprehensive and researched base manner. Besides knowing the true meaning of career counselling and having no experience in any relevant field and claiming to be a counsellor for careers of others does not seem to be a good choice.
I would like to differ from such dictatorial behavior by indicating here that, let the truth prevail. Having full information about any such process is very necessary that how extensively they have identified the matter, as an aggregate, that the Baloch nation, in general, particularly those who are residing here in Balochistan are dealing with a kind of continuous torture, anxiety, and depression. In the same way, our students wholly are main victims beside affected families of the Baloch missing persons. There is a reason behind such sensitivity, apart from this after the unjustified and unconstitutional assassination of Shaheed Nawab Akber Khan Bugti, the political issues that erupted in Balochistan have left very adverse consequences for the Baloch Nation, particularly on Baloch women and families of Baloch missing persons. Whereas last but not least, Baloch youth, admittedly those who are admitted in different educational institutions of Punjab and Islamabad, are being scrutinized, victimized, pursued and heeded by all means in the above mentioned regions.
How somebody can withhold this reality that has been conceded by the Chief Justice of Islamabad High court, even they do not have the treaty to privacy. It is revealed that anybody using the name scrutiny can penetrate the rooms of these students andcan take away their mobiles, not only this but also can ask students to visit them which is solely uncalled for. In addition to this, our youth can’t listen to Balochi and Bravhi songs if it’s related to cherishing just because of fear of being subjugated by such songs too, more preferably after transpiring all these elements does anybody has a satisfactory answer to this all?
Apart from that, Hafeez Baloch who was peering at “QU” in Islamabad, an M.phl scholar in physics, now who dares to motivate him? And what else remains for stimulating him towards books or education? In the same way, Deen Muhammad Baloch who belongs to a very noble profession, an MBBS doctor, steadily the same night when he was picked up by some unknown persons at the same time he was stationed at his duty location, it has been a long thirteen years now since his kidnapping. His elder daughter who at that time was a little girl and now she is a student at a university in media and journalism, same as his younger daughter is reading the degree of physiology. There are so many awful cases like the lawsuit of Nargis Fayaz who holds up the degree of master, but unfortunately, she runs hither and thither for the safe comeback of her missing husband. For the most part, every Baloch self is going through such discomforts.
What is happening with the families of Baloch missing persons is morally an infraction of articles 9, 10, 10A and 34 of the Constitution, because rather than being at home and living a normal life the families of the missing person spend their days in front of press clubs to record their turmoil. The baby boy of Nargis Fayaz who is only seven months has seen demonstrations, roadblocks, and courts instead of enjoying the cuddles in their parent’s laps. Similarly, the kids of Zahid Kurd are growing in front of press clubs while flinching for the prudent recovery of their father who has gone missing from last eight years. What do we expect from the affected families of missing persons? How we can explain and guide them as they are already commissioned in a different kind of educational foundations. In my opinion, it would be adequate to admit the certainty that today’s generation is much more aware of the issues, mercilessly well educated than previous generations due to the prevailing conditions. Hence, they are fully able to comprehend their grief and consent to them in a means by contributing to them a peaceful atmosphere. I speculate what I have suggested here is outlandish without the issue of Baloch missing persons being resolved.
The author is a lawyer and a social activist.
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