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VBMPLongMarch, February 2014
In 1948 the independent state of Kalat, under duress, acceded to the newly created country of Pakistan. Since then the Baluch have fought five insurgencies in an effort to secure the rights promised them in various treaties with both the British government and Pakistan.

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