FAQ on Baloch Sardar

What is Sardari regime ?

The “sardari” regime in Balochistan is a system of indirect rule in which the central authority chooses to leave certain areas of the country to be controlled by local chieftains, who profess allegiance to the state and acknowledge its “suzerainty.”

What Sardars do ?

They raise revenues, apply local custom to settle disputes and dispense “justice,” and maintain order to the extent they can or deem expedient. They live well and, as one might expect, they have developed a strong vested interest in maintaining the status quo.

How they maintain status quo?

By not letting  forces of modernization, such as education and economic diversification, enter their areas. As they fear that the resulting enlightenment will arouse their hitherto oppressed tribesmen to self-assertion.   

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