When the entire country is an avenue of high drama in the run-up to the elections, there is a forbidden strip of land inhabited by forgotten people who are still awaiting the advent of national leaders of state-wide parties. The absence of national leaders from the political scene of Balochistan reflects the near-zero say of this province in country politics. Worsening this situation, deep state has cobbled up a new party made up of bigwigs – having personalized vote base – under the name of BAP who are cajoling people to vote them through wheeling and dealing.
Apparently, BAP has been assigned the task to discomfit ethno-nationalist parties in elections and if it happens so, the results can give rise to alienative blowbacks among the much-marginalized people of Balochistan. Same reservations have been repeatedly expressed by the nationalist biggies of Balochistan, Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Mehmood Khan Achakzai.