Unemployment in Balochistan
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.