Understanding the insurgency in Balochistan

  title={Understanding the insurgency in Balochistan},
  author={Yunas Samad},
  journal={Commonwealth \& Comparative Politics},
  pages={293 - 320}
  • Yunas Samad
  • Published 31 March 2014
  • Political Science
  • Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
The management and incorporation of ethnic identities in Pakistan has historically been far more problematic in Balochistan than other provinces and regions. With the killing in 2006 of Akbar Bugti, a leading political figure who was the head of the Bugti tribe and served as federal minister, chief minister and Governor of Balochistan, the province became politically polarised and has descended into a new cycle of bombings, abductions and murders. The rebellion has resulted in a major security… 

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