From bullet to ballot

* After an abysmally low turnout in 2013, the district braces for a four-way contest featuring Ehsan Shah of BNP-Awami, Zubeida Jalal of BAP, Jan Muhammad Dashti of BNP-Mengal and Abu-ul Hassan of the National Party
* Dashti's decision to enter politics has started a debate among Baloch intelligentsia about the role of public intellectuals