Understanding of power as authentic leadership by legitimate authority, and violence as a sign of a breakdown of power, leadership, and legitimacy, it may begin to create more integral political narratives. When such narratives inform political leadership, authentic leadership is more likely to formulate other choices to violence and its attendant terror. There can be no question that terrorism and violence and the state’s reaction to them play an overwhelming role in politics today—in terms of who gets elected, on what platform, the over-arching global politics, and how that is driven currently by terrorism and the actions of the states and terrorists.

While terrorists have gotten the attention of nation-states around the globe, the emphasis on the psychology of terrorists obscures the political preconditions and results in the indirect and direct political causes of terrorism and their political transformation. Balochistan also significantly was in the clumsy sphere of terrorism and political narrative. The line between insurgents and terrorists are so bleak, as they share mutual gains and induce their efforts against Balochistan.

The history of Balochistan is rich with such incidents, the killing of Akbar Bugti which led towards a more vulnerable situation. Furthermore, the political motives behind his movement clear his vision after his death when Balochistan turned into more fragile and vulnerable province.

Terrorism always has political motives; these political motives generate the political narratives. In case of Balochistan the narrative was built on sheer lies and still, the concerned parties are promoting the narrative in the international arena. On one hand, Pakistan has curbed terrorism and foiled many outrageous attempts whereas the narrative war is still looming around.

To have a clear perspective of Balochistan more widespread efforts are required. On the independence day of India, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi from BJP accused Pakistan of atrocities. Whereas there was an idea from Baloch nationalist groups to form a government-in-exile in India. Brahumdagh Bugti was one of the major leaders among those groups. Such narratives exist in the international arena and domestic sphere of life whereas Pakistan has curtailed terrorism in Balochistan via the help of creating the genuine narrative of Balochistan.

This war requires effective diplomatic persons. Persons like Maliha Lodhi who turns the table in UNGA against India categorically. Furthermore, this narrative can be pushed to the international level when the Government of Balochistan sends 10 students from every district abroad for an exchange program.

Apart from that international lobbying is necessary for the cause of Balochistan. It’s a two-way process, domestically Pakistan already has won the war as the people of Balochistan accepted that they were misguided by the clan leaders and real development lies within Balochistan. On international platforms, the reforms are required by the Provincial Government, to have a vibrant narrative in the world.


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