A probable victory for militants?

After the recent incident of killing of an International Committee of Red Cross’s employee Khalil Rasjed Dale in Quetta at the hands of militants, one thing has become crystal clear, that Pakistan is not a very safe place for foreigners. ICRC has already temporarily suspended their activities in Pakistan after this development and now it...
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A failed step towards addressing Balochistan’s issue

Our honorable and highly qualified federal interior minister, Dr Rehman Malik recently offered to withdraw all criminal cases against the aggrieved Baloch leaders living outside the country, namely Brahamdagh Bugti, Harbiyar Marri and other Baloch leaders, if they return back to the country- Indeed a probable step to solve the Balochistan issue. And as was...
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See No Evil

Instead of looking into the report of Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Baluchistan and investigating the information laid down in it, our security establishment has plainly rejected it altogether. They have been, for reasons known and unknown; ignoring the hue and cry of citizens in the province. The citizens in Baluchistan are suffering at the...
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Education with liberty and security

The recent killing of an educationist in Baluchistan opened another chapter of ethnic violence in the province. This was third of its kind murder of an educationist belonging to another province; the responsibility was claimed by a separatist militant group of the province and fresh warnings of similar attacks in the future were issued to...
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Are the Baloch Arabs?

Fourteen -fifteen hundred years back , women were buried alive in pre-Islamic Saudia Arabia. Or at least this is what all of us rote learned at school. Islam we were told changed all that , granting women equal rights. Fast forward to August 2008 in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and we have three women...
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Baloch Liberation Army and Baloch women

Haven’t blogged for a long time as anyone can see given that the last entry was in Feb ! No particular reason…. guess was confronted with an online writer’s block. Felt the urge to blog after months today and thus here we are. Just got back from Balochistan. Quetta and Karachi witnessed us arranging the...
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Remembering Balochistan

The International Crisis Group has come out with a moderately harsh press release on Balochistan. The press release calls Balochistan the ” forgotten conflict” and urges for attention to be paid to it. It is interesting that this media release comes out at a time when the NDI team that is presently visiting Pakistan is...
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