Un­em­ploy­ment in Balochis­tan

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - SANAULLAH SAMAD

The avail­able sta­tis­tics for un­em­ploy­ment in Balochis­tan por­tray a bleak pic­ture. It is also one of the worst prob­lems, be­ing faced by the Prov­ince and no at­ten­tion is be­ing given to this prob­lem. Pak­istan Bureau of Sta­tis­tics has es­ti­mated that the un­em­ploy­ment rate in Balochis­tan is four per­cent. Here we can­not blame the Pak­istan Bureau of Sta­tis­tics for these in­ac­cu­rate fig­ures be­cause since 1998, not a sin­gle cen­sus has been held and no data is avail­able to re­flect the real sit­u­a­tion. In re­al­ity, the un­em­ploy­ment rate in the Prov­ince is much higher than of­fi­cial sta­tis­tics por­trayed on this ac­count.

The main rea­son of un­em­ploy­ment is lack of aware­ness, poverty and poor ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem in the Prov­ince. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port, each year nearly 25,000 peo­ple grad­u­ate from Balochis­tan. Un­for­tu­nately around 2,000 of them hardly can se­cure jobs. In the past decade, not a sin­gle higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tute has been es­tab­lished in the Prov­ince, so there is no im­prove­ment in so­cio-eco­nomic con­di­tions in the area. Peo­ple have some op­por­tu­ni­ties to study but are un­able to get jobs, af­ter com­plet­ing their ed­u­ca­tion. I would like to re­quest the con­cerned au­thor­i­ties to cre­ate more jobs and em­ploy the in­di­vid­u­als who need jobs. — Via email of spe­cial pro­to­col pro­vided to VIPs. The for­mer home min­is­ter of Pun­jab Shuja Khan­zada and for­mer prime min­is­ter Mo­htarma Be­nazir Bhutto were vic­tims of fail­ure of sys­tem.

Un­for­tu­nately there are many high pro­file politi­cians hav­ing long con­voy of se­cu­rity with them, but noth­ing is done for se­cu­rity of com­mon man. The coun­try that was built in the name of Is­lam and Is­lam teaches us equal­ity but why is that when a com­mon man is killed, some un­known fam­ily faces tragedy yet from au­thor­i­ties is dif­fer­ent if same or less has hap­pened to a per­son re­lated to VIPs. It has been go­ing on far a long time enough to open our eyes.

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