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Economic Neglect

Jinnah's Ideals

“The relations of the old Government of India with Balochistan before the Partition are well known to you. It is not for me to remind you how that Government which was a subordinate branch of the foreign administration, had kept Balochistan divided in several parts, each with a different name and status, yet all bound together in shackles of backwardness.

- Mr. Jinnah / Quaid-e-Azam

- Speech:  New Era of Progress for Baluchistan

- Context: Speech at Sibi Durbar 

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Deeper reflections

Balochistan’s economic neglect has its roots in the criminal colonization but we will rise above the narratives of colonialism and post-colonialism. 

 

The Citizens of Pakistan have focused their attention on mastering empirical reality by deeply immersing national thought in science and technology. We will build a culture of scientific innovation and technological exploration to rethink our economic processes and ideate new solutions to enable our Baloch brethren to generate wealth. 

 

We aspire to learn from, and surpass the achievements of greatest minds in history. Our lofty goals and ambitions are rooted in human-centric thinking to improve the lives of our people and to maximize happiness. The Citizens of Pakistan are confident in their ability to endure long periods of limited success supported with the unwavering belief in inevitable final victory. The past +70 years of sluggish economic growth for Balochistan does not dampen our spirits, we realize that conditions we tend to want are seldom the best ones for us -- the interaction with harsh reality tends to push us into significant discoveries which otherwise we would have never thought about. 


We will expand the minds of our people by investing in education and encourage greater intellectual exploration. We stand with our Baloch brethren and resolve to generate economic prosperity for Balochistan.  

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