The town of Dera Bugti is deserted after months of fighting. The military has declared victory but it has come at a price.
The only people on the streets of Dera Bugti seem to be the military, and business activity seems almost non-existent.
The government is trying to strengthen Dera Bugti's military garrison and forts, many of which still bear the scars of war.
Local political parties argue that all the central government wants is access to the province's huge natural resources.
Most classrooms in Dera Bugti have only a handful of pupils and few facilities.
The government is fearful of a guerrilla war and is determined to crush rebel forces speedily.
A huge amount of weapons have been seized by the authorities including landmines, rockets and explosives.
The government says it wants to develop Balochistan's infrastructure, and turn the area into an economic hub.