The elected government should give top priority to Balochistan and its people by ensuring that required reforms are introduced to reverse the worsening law and order situation. This can only be possible by taking all the stakeholders on board to devise and implement a politically plausible strategy. Trouble only comes when the centre become unable to hold on to its constituent parts.

It is never just the economic, political or social factors that take people to the brink of separation, it is lack of trust, a lack of communication and a lack of ownership, love and compassion for each other that splits people and nations into worthless fragments.

LUBNA UMAR,

Islamabad, February 17.