Comments on: Pakistan’s ethnic jigsaw shaken by NWFP name change http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/21/pakistans-ethnic-jigsaw-shaken-by-nwfp-name-change/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: kEiThZ http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/21/pakistans-ethnic-jigsaw-shaken-by-nwfp-name-change/comment-page-1/#comment-28487 Sun, 02 May 2010 03:14:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=5128#comment-28487 This a sensible move for Pakistan. If Pakistanis can set aside their sentiments against India, they would see the impact of all the new states India has created over the years. They have helped to address many of the ethnic, linguistic and religiious differences and grievances over the years. Far from threatening Indian unity, the creation of new states has stregthened India and helped it’s smaller communities find their place in the Indian Union.

For Pakistan, this can be nothing but good news. Over the long run, it will lead to a more balanced union. And that’s exactly Pakistan needs to also let the Seraiki have their own state. Far better to give them their own state and let them control their resources, than slowly let the wound fester and allow another Balochistan to develop in southern Punjab. The Seraiki can’t keep bankrolling Punjab forever. It’s time for Punjabis to let them go. It’s in the best interest of Pakistan to help the Seraiki feel at home in Pakistan.

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By: SZaman88 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/21/pakistans-ethnic-jigsaw-shaken-by-nwfp-name-change/comment-page-1/#comment-28410 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 07:27:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=5128#comment-28410 Grievances of Hazara people are very true but violence never solves issues like these; this problem can only be solved on tables where policy makers make decisions. A very fine example can be seen in case of Gilgit-Baltistan, whose people never resorted to violence or took to the streets, even though they didn’t get what they deserved, still they are content with this small move, because they think things would change in the future, but this is not the right time to highlight such issues when our country is already dealing with the problem of terrorism.

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