Pakistan, from inception, is a country wracked by violent dissent often bordering on civil war. It lost half its territory after the secession of East Pakistan (Bangladesh) but the problem doesn’t go away. Indeed the oldest resistance to Islamabad is not Bengali but Baloch in origin. There have been five major conflicts in Balochistan province, starting from the Raj days. The fifth and latest has continued for more than a decade, from 2004 to the present day. The reasons are a complex and