A systematic campaign is in progress under patronage of RAW to brainwash the Baloch youth, inculcate in them Baloch nationalism and turn them against Pakistan. 20 teachers were sent in 2008 from Balochistan to Afghanistan for receiving training to subvert school/college syllabus in Balochistan as had been done in East Pakistan through Hindu teachers and professors. Pakistan History, Social and Islamic Studies in particular are being distorted. In many schools in Baloch dominated districts like Mastung, Kalat, Naushki, Sui, Dera Bugti and Kahan, students no more sing the national anthem or display Pakistan flag or eulogize services of Quaid-e-Azam. Hatred against Punjabis, army and federal government is inculcated on grounds that they are plundering the resources of Balochistan and thriving on Baloch natural resources. Pattern of propaganda themes is on lines played by Awami League in East Pakistan. Nawab Bugti is eulogized as a Baloch hero and BLA projected as a vehicle in the struggle for emancipation and independence of Balochistan from the yoke of parasitic Punjabis who have colonized the province. BRA is idolized for confronting the army. It has claimed responsibility for all acts of terror including target killings of Punjabi settlers. It is holding 21 police officials and 14 laborers as hostages since July 30 and has already killed 12 policemen and threatened to kill the remaining abducted persons if arrested Baloch dissidents involved in anti-state activities are not immediately released. -COL (Retd) AMJAD FAROOQI, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, August 18.