Majeed Javed Balochistan of late has been in a grip of foreign sponsored sporadic acts of terror. Most active in the province has been the Indian intelligence agency (RAW) which wanted to open a second front in a bid to divert the government's focus from FATA where it has invested hugely in fanning the militancy. There are also other foreign agencies operating in Balochistan. Their unequivocal support to the insurgents has been immense. The hype that is created in the international and local media every now and then over Balochistan, which is an essential part of sovereign Pakistan, only exposes their hideous plans of destabilising Pakistan. The active involvement of foreign agencies in Balochistan has been sufficiently proved. Pakistan's Senate Committee on Defence in June 2006 had accused British Intelligence of "abetting the insurgency in the province bordering Iran." Also, as per Press Trust of India's press release dated August 9, 2006 10 British MPs were found involved by the Senate Committee in its closed door session on alleged links of British Secret Service with the insurgents in Balochistan. The British interests in the province were again made conspicuous when its Foreign Policy Centre, sponsored a preposterous one-sided propaganda against Pakistan by holding a controversial seminar in the House of Commons on June 27, 2006. The Centre had collaborated with the Balochistan Rights Movement then and had invited only anti-Pakistan and self-styled activists who only advocated terrorism in the province. No Pakistani scholar or elected representative from either the central government or the Balochistan province itself, were invited for the seminar. For India, Balochistan has been another soft target in its bid to destabilise Pakistan. India fuels the militancy in Pakistan's North West and FATA through a series of consulates established in Afghanistan along the Pakistani border. Not only do these consulates provide funding and guidance to the insurgents they also provide explosives and weapons for terror activities inside the province. A former Rand Scholar Christine Fair, who had visited the Indian Consulate in Zahedan, also revealed in one of her articles about India's active involvement in the destabilisation of Balochistan. This fact was accepted too by a large variety of speakers at a round table conference held in Washington in the first half of this year. American analysts have also acknowledged Indian funding to the Taliban. The root causes for occasional violence that one sees in Balochistan has mostly been the due to the covert operations of foreign agencies. The involvement in Balochistan affairs by RAW, MI-6 and CIA is tantamount to deliberate infringement on the integrity of Pakistan by these respective countries. The ongoing activities of RAW in FATA and Balochistan have also been supported as a recommendation in a 72 page white paper titled War on Terror: The Agenda for Action. This white paper was prepared after the Mumbai Mayhem by civil society representatives and presented to the Indian PM Manmohan Singh in January this year. One of the recommendations of this white paper read: "Exploit the divisions within Pakistan and expose its weaknesses in Balochistan, FATA and Azad Kashmir....Mount a sustained diplomatic campaign to build international pressure, especially from the US, with the message that if such efforts fail, India is ready for war. Set a timeline for Pakistan to dismantle terror infrastructure." In fact India has never reconciled with the existence of Pakistan as an independent and sovereign nation on its west. As per Captain (retd) Bharat Verma of Indian Defence Review: "....the foremost threat to the Union (and for centuries before) materialised on the western periphery, continuously. To defend this key threat to the Union, New Delhi should extend its influence through export of both, soft and hard power towards Central Asia from where invasions have been mounted over centuries. Cessation of Pakistan as a state facilitates furtherance of this pivotal national objective..." Pakistan has sailed through many storms within its short history of existence however; with every incident it has become only more robust, mature and resolute for the right reasons. The State of Pakistan was created to stay and stay it will. The writer is a freelance columnist