Crisis management is a very crucial part of resolving the issues as they arise from a certain dispute or conflict. In the case of Balochistan, the crisis management is purely pertinent to coping with the issues related to the low intensity, but persistent insurgency that has spread to every nook and corner of the society. This insurgency has been led by the hard core nationalist elements and backed by the chauvinist political parties, but the mismanagement at the part of the government and despotic measures at the part of the establishment have not only intensified this insurgency, but the failure of the crisis management has driven an irreparable wedge between the local population and state. This research is based on the quantitative method of the research which will be based a questionnaire. The questionnaire will be distributed among 200 respondents in order to attain accurate results keeping in view the hypothesis and objectives of the research.
When the early societies were formed, they perceived the regulation of their interests a priority based necessity and a matter of concern since the interests of many groups were in clash with other groups. The concept of might is right was the order of the day. As the interests clashed, the groups who were mightier subordinated the others. The case of Baloch insurgency is quite similar. It is the direct outcome of the deprivation of the people and the growing dissent among the people toward the state policies fuels the Baloch nationalism. The deprivation is mainly caused by the denial of greater provincial autonomy, the lack of control of their natural resources (106 kinds of minerals are found in Balochistan) and the non-participation of the locals in the mainstream development process have alienated the public which allows the insurgents more space to gain sympathy from the people. (Carroll, 1983)
As far as the crisis management by the central as well as the provincial government are concerned, they have mostly relied on seeking solution to this conflict through coercive measures which only deepens the distrust and hatred rather than mitigating the crisis. Measures like the Balochistan Package have been few and far between and more of certain measures are required. (Reidal, 2008)
As a result, Punjab saw high rate of development, even Sindh and KPK saw more development in terms of health, education, roads and infrastructure, but Balochistan could not pace with them. One of the major causes of the backwardness of Balochistan is the exploitation and misuse of the powers and the resources by the federal bureaucracy as well as the provincial bureaucracy. (Debalina, 2012)
The elections have not been fully transparent and most of the times the Sardars have come to power that the public do not follow if not despise. They are not the role models of the public and they have never done anything to liberate them from the clutches of poverty. In fact, their mismanagement of the resources and owing to their greedy corruption, the public have suffered irreparably. The politics has shattered the dreams of the public. (Tellis, 2008)