By : Imran Jamali
Brainwashing of people across Pakistan, both on provincial and national levels, is going on seemingly under well thought out plan. For example, other parts of the country are injected with disinformation that the ongoing struggle in Balochistan is for the basic rights of the people as if there are enough rights or everything available to the people in interior Sindh, Punjab, KPK and FATA.
On the provincial level this brainwashing is extremely effective where the masses are fed with the fairy tales of Pakistan’s occupation of Balochistan. The propagandists don’t use the term “forceful annexation”, which is unfairly propagated on the national television screens in Pakistan. In the province it is even worse.
This is carried out by different methods. There are anti-Pakistan books easily available in cities and districts of Balochistan, which support the Indian narration of history
The domestic newspapers and political seminars, by using the banner of Baloch Students Organization-Azad, are extremely lethal in manufacturing hardcore militants out of hatred for Pakistan. The trend needs to be arrested by our policy makers. There is a need for a national debate on the Balochistan issue as early as possible.