According to a research paper published in the “Journal of Happiness Studies, income inequality is found to hurt life satisfaction. Balochistan, the richest province of the country appears to be a great example of this tragic issue. This is not the first burning issue of the province but Balochistan has been facing multiple problems which include feeble Education, Inflation, Economic crises, Political instability, Enforce disappearances, and the list goes on.
Due to a lack of employment opportunities in Balochistan, the youth of the province is more vulnerable compared to other provinces. The unemployment rate in the province stands at 4.3 percent for this year which means some 531,050 people will remain unemployed for this fiscal year. The resources in Balochistan are extremely lucrative for the political leaders but when the province suffers from challenges that times they turn a blind eye to it and its people.
More importantly, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the rate of youth in labor Balochistan is 44.44 percent which is the lowest among all the other provinces of the country. The people of Balochistan dream, to have government jobs. It is because they are told since their childhood that they must work hard and bring good grades to get a respectable Sarkari Naukri( Government job) after completing their education. Several graduated students are still without jobs spending their lives in hardships but they can not attract the attention of social and electronic media themselves, which is the true inequality for Balochistan and its people.
According to the reports, each year nearly 25,000 students graduate from different universities in Balochistan but unluckily, only 2,000 can manage to secure jobs others are in hot water. The seemingly lucrative tool of Pakistan, Balochistan has been deprived and misconception by multiple people living in Pakistan.
The rate of unemployment is mushrooming rapidly in Balochistan. It has the highest rate of unemployment in history, as a reason of corruption, weak education, poverty, discrimination, etc. Unemployment is the top-ranking problem being faced by the people of Balochistan. However, a high rate of suicide cases, growing criminal activities, robbery, drop in consumption, and illicit acts against the law happen being caused by job deprivation. Unemployment in Balochistan is a prime factor of any problem.
The federal government must intensify the side businesses of the province such as the Iran Border as well as. Afghanistan Border where the unemployed can secure an inhuman job to continue theirs also should keep it’s trying on top to provide equal jobs in the province.
The writer is Turbat based journalist.