Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Portrait: Baloch, Hingol

Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan and yet it is most under-rated and underdeveloped. Gen. Musharraf, during his reign as President of the country, built roads' network and extensively developed Gawadar Port but also deployed his army to kill Bughti, most charismatic of the Nawabs. This caused widespread resentment amongst the people of this province which has only grown in recent years.

This young man, hailing from Hingol national park, told me that he has never ever seen the main road (a mere 80 Km from where this shot was taken). Similar people live in this national park and off course he did not know about Musharraf or Zardari or the presently running Baloch freedom movement.

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