Abstract

Balochistan at forefront covers 1468 kilometers long border with Afghanistan across which the two leading ethnic groups: Baloch and Pathan dwell and interact. Balochistan neighbors four provinces of Afghanistan: Helmand, Kandahar, Nimroz and Zabul. The borderland interactions are driven by socio-cultural, economic, commercial (legal/illegal) and narcotic factors. The interaction includes day to day petty activities by tribesmen to support bread and butter for families in non-irrigated far-flung areas of both countries. The border is still a soft one with being interdependent and integrated. The tribes across are dependent and needful on one another's support.