Farhan Khan

Farhan Khan

A graduate from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

Telling the Balochistan story

When I visited Balochistan in 2009, my train to Quetta stopped at a station near Sibi for two hours. Desperate for something to quench my thirst, I was surprised to learn that there was no water – not at the station or even the village nearby. After some time, we came across a local selling muddy pond-water. We refused to drink it, and remained thirsty. My Baloch compatriot casually stated that the muddy water was what the majority of people in Balochistan drink. Taken aback, I said that it was probably because our poor government did not have the funds to provide a water pipeline ...

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