Balochistan is rich in mineral wealth, but remains poor because of the federal government and local sardars’ relentless exploitation, neglect and excesses. The problems of Baloch people are certainly not going to end with the policy that the governments here have been adopting since 1947. The sense of alienation keeps on increasing and the youth keep joining the ranks of dissidents. The nemesis of the issue lies in the iron-clad rule of hierarchical tribal elders or sardars abetted by an equally callous, indifferent and heartless approach of the federal government. Continued atrocities by the law enforcement agencies are adding up to this long list of excesses which will be the straw on the camel's back.