separatism in pakistan

clipped from www.usatoday.com

Others’ predictions aren’t so dire, but the threat of separatism is rising in a country reeling from Bhutto’s murder, a wave of terrorist attacks and insurgencies along the border with Afghanistan. Sindh isn’t likely to break away, says Pakistani political analyst Ikfram Sehgal, but he warns that separatism could further destabilize a key ally in the U.S. war on terror.

“Unless it is handled carefully, it is something to be concerned about,” he says.

Bhutto’s death reignited separatist sentiment that has fomented for decades, sending thousands of Sindhi rioters into the streets last month. They torched cars, ransacked shops and attacked outsiders from other provinces. Dozens died.

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