Baloch Nationalism Archive

February 1: We support Baloch students’ protest against biased media: Editor’s note: The Baloch Students Organisation (BSO) has threatened that it will suspend transmission of private television channels across the province to protest ‘failure to properly highlight the plight of the people’. LUBP supports this protest and regretfully notes
Balochistan: Hope or no hope? – by Mureed Bizenjo: The long-standing issue of strategically important and resource rich Balochistan requires more attention than it has received ever since Pakistan’s inception. Balochistan being country’s largest but most unprivileged region has witnessed a lot of contrite crimes against its dismantled
US urges to hold dialogue on Balochistan, while Pakistan army continues to kill more Balochs: Editor’s note: While we are cross-posting this article, right now there is an unannounced military operation currently taking place in Kohlu, Balochistan against Baloch insurgents. According to Baloch social media activists, bomber jets have been used today (16 Jan
Investing in Balochistan’s human capital -by Murtaza Haider: The armed struggle in Balochistan is between the haves and have-nots of Pakistan. On one hand are the Baloch tribesmen who belong to the most impoverished parts of Pakistan and on the other hand are the Pakistan’s armed forces
Al Jazeera documentary on Balochistan: Pakistan’s other war: The ongoing conflict in Pakistan’s largest in terms of area but smallest in terms of population province of Balochistan is often called Pakistan’s “dirty war”. In the following Al Jazeera documentary ethnic Baloch politicians and leaders share their vision
In defense of my Baloch brothers -by Ahsan Mehmet: To GHQ: Shame on you GHQ. In the name of ‘National Interest’ you have always acted as an imperialist force. Right from the day of partition your vultures are devouring our resources. The Bengalis resisted your colonialism and in
Pakistan’s judiciary remains politically oriented at the cost of human rights: Chairperson of Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) Nargis Baloch appealed to the apex court to take suo motu action of human rights violation by state agencies in Balochistan. She lashed out at the role of Pakistan Army in the province
Balochistan: A story of discrimination – by Salma Jafar: A Human Rights Day Feature Prelude: Often I wonder how can the Pakistani rulers and civil society be happy and content as they are, when one integral part of the country not only bleeds but is pining to cut
Has LUBP followed PPP in disremembering Balochistan?: Dear editors of  Let Us Build Pakistan Though our memories of Pakistan Peoples Party are not pleasurable enough, but the way it has been plowed by a common adversary, the security establishment and discredited by right wing sycophants in politics,
Jalil Reki’s murder is a test case for rights champion Sherry Rehman – by Laibaah: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine While elite media and human rights organizations are currently busy in projecting Sherry Rehman (Pakistan’s new Ambassador to the USA) as a champion of human rights in Pakistan, here is a first opportunity for Ambassador Rehman
Lifestyle Liberals and Political Liberals: Is LUBP a hurdle in the way of unity of liberals?: Related posts: Deconstructing Pakistani liberals: A response to Shashi Tharoor and Raza Rumi Censorship tactics and the ‘unity of liberals’ – by Alamdar Mengal The liberal fiasco in Pakistan – by Suleman Akhtar ****** I was motivated to write
Javid Naseer Rind, another Baloch journalist silenced by the Deep State – by Laibaah: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine Another Baloch journalist, Javid Naseer Rind, was killed today. His mutilated dead body was recovered from Khuzdar. Javid Naseer Rind, the former Deputy Editor of Daily Tawar, a leading anti-military-state Baloch newspaper published in Urdu
Journalism and the plight of Baloch – by Mureed Bizenjo: Source: Pakistan Blogzine Not a single day passes without abduction, torture, arrests and enforced disappearances of the Baloch people in the largest but the most underprivileged province of Balochistan by the state-run institutions, military and Para-military forces.  Journalists in Balochistan are
Imran Khan ke naam khula khat – by Laibaah: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine Related post: Imran Khan’s Lahore rally offers no hope to Pakistan’s religious and ethnic minority groups پاکستان تحریک انصاف کے چئیرمین جناب عمران خان کے نام ایک کھلا خط میں انصاف کی طالب ہوں جناب
LUBP must not consciously malign Najam Sethi – Comments by Shaheryar Ali and Mehmal Sarfraz: Editor’s note: LUBP has received some critical comments on Laibaah’s post titled “Najam Sethi’s role in the Baloch resistance movement of 1970s” and also via Twitter which suggest that the assertions in that post about Mr. Sethi’s role in
Najam Sethi’s role in the Baloch resistance movement of 1970s – by Laibaah: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine For a counter view, read this post: LUBP must not consciously malign Najam Sethi **** Najam Sethi, according to some of his “urban liberal” colleagues (some of whom are employees/columnists of The Friday Times or
The killings and the promises — by Mir Sohaib Mengal: The media and the judiciary keep concentrating on non-issues but turn a blind eye to brutalities and human rights violations by state-run agencies Prime Minister Gilani, on his recent visit to Quetta, asked the militants to shun violence and
I want the Baloch to get back the true Meaning of Life! Do you? – by Salma Jafar: Cross-posed from Pakistan Blogzine A topic so close to my heart that it’s hard to write on, but on Laibaah’s request here is a take on the issue of Balochistan and in particular the issue of missing persons which
A comment on AHRC’s statement on Balochistan – by Laibaah: Cross posted from Pakistan Blogzine Asian Human Rights Commission has issued a comprehensive statement on the state of Baloch genocide in Pakistan which is currently being carried out by Pakistan army, its various sub-organizations and agencies (FC, ISI, MI
Balochistan continues to mourn: Five more killed – by Mureed Bizenjo: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine The Mineral Rich Balochistan being the largest but the most backward province of Pakistan remains somber with many rightful grievances against the state. The extrajudicial killings of Baloch activists, scholars, journalists, human rights and political
Minorities, particularly Hindus, increasingly at risk in Balochistan: HRCP: Editor’s note: LUBP stands with its fellow Pakistani Hindus in these troubling times.   While more is being written about Balochistan, most urban writers wilfully obfuscate the role of the primary agency that is calling the shots in Balochistan. Hint,
Why I wrote about Pakistan and why anti-American sentiment sabotages anything good that could come of it – By Rusty Walker: My Pakistani friends I write to you in hopes of shedding light on the need for more understanding between the US and Paksitan relations. Building bridges between the US and Pakistan would be hazardous work for civil engineers; imagine
Balochistan: We need to understand all factors – by Amir Khakwani‏: Source: Daily Express
AI urges action to save 10 missing Baloch people: Human Rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has urged the government to take prompt steps to save the lives of 10 detained and missing Baloch persons, who, it believes, face death risk. The Express Tribune quoted the organization as saying
Book Review: The Redefined Dimensions of Baloch Nationlist Movement: Book: The Redefined Dimensions of Baloch Nationalist Movement By: Malik Siraj Akbar Editor The Balochhal Publishers: Xlibris Subject: Balochistan, Politics, Nationalism Book Reviewed by Arif Jamal Author of Shadow War: The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir Most Pakistanis,
Pakistan: Security forces ‘Disappear’ opponents in Balochistan: Government Fails to Confront Military, Intelligence Agencies on Abuses (New York) – Pakistan’s government should immediately end widespread disappearances of suspected militants and activists by the military, intelligence agencies, and the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the southwestern province of
Let’s mourn five Saraiki labourers killed by Baloch militants: Related posts: In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan   LUBP archive on Punjabi settlers in Balochistan I was motivated to write this post after reading the following tweet by a fellow Tweeple, a
Indians and Israelis helping them (Baloch) to fight against Allah and our beloved prophet’: Killing these Baloch is a serving Islam’ said one of them. They chanted “Allahu Akbar” and one moved forward opening fire at me’, said Nasir Dagarzai Baloch who miraculously escaped death the first time after being shot and dumped
Remembering Habib Jalib Baloch —by Sanaullah Baloch: While in the Musharraf era, the focus of the establishment was to eliminate patriots from the Baloch tribal elite such as Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, the current strategy has shifted to the destruction of the middle strata leadership to
One day Balochistan will be a free country – Tarek Fatah’s message on the memorial of Prof. Saba Dashtyari:   Tarek Fatah is a friend of Balochistan, author of “The Jew is not my enemy” and “Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State” and founder of Canadian Muslim Congress. He sent the following speech to
Prof. Saba Dashtyari, Icon for the Baloch Freedom Struggle, honoured at a Toronto Gathering – By Imtiaz Baloch: Toronto, July 10, 2011 Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (IVBMP) held a joint memorial reference event for Prof. Saba Dashtyari who was murdered in cold blood on June 1, 2011 by
On Jahanzaib Haque’s cri de coeur for the Baloch – by Maula Bux Thadani: The Pakistani media has perfected the art of assigning false equivalencies and obfuscating issues and their abuse is restricted to a few politicians of the PPP who are not in favour of the security establishment. These pompous blowhards have
Spinning half-truths on Balochistan -by Ayesha Siddiqa: Balochistan is quite fashionable these days, especially amongst the establishment wallahs, some of whom have been visiting the place, writing about it or even getting research grants to figure out ways to make the Baloch patriotic. There are two
Human rights activist @Laibaah silenced by Urban Elite Tweeples – by Alamdar Ahmad Mengal: Editor’s Disclaimer: While we may not agree with some of the contentions offered in this post, we wholeheartedly support the principle of Free Speech and condemn those fascists who ganged up to silence Laiba Marri’s voice on Twitter ……….
The Killing of Mir Rustam Marri, a Man Who Stood For IDP Rights: Source: The Baloch Hal The killing of Baloch political activists, journalists and human rights champions in Balochistan by the  government-backed groups is no longer a secret. These killings take place so frequently that it has almost made it difficult
The fable of the gold mines -by Saria Benazir: Balochistan is the largest among Pakistan’s four provinces, comprising 43 percent of land area of the country. Balochistan is fundamentally a clannish society possessing its own history, culture, behavior and norms. Balochistan became part of Pakistan as a consequence
Reporting from the Danger Zone: An Interview with Pakistani Journalist Malik Siraj Akbar: “We believe there is no journalism but fearless journalism.” Pakistan has recently become a subject of some attention as one of the deadliest places for journalism, brought into the global eye to a small degree by the death of
In case 3 million Pakistani social journalists want to know about Balochistan – by Ejaz Baloch: In a much hyped Pakistan Social Media Summit, it was noted that “Pakistan has over 3 million social journalists and the number is increasing with the passage of every day with 6.2 million users on microblogging site Twitter and
Another open letter to General Pasha – by Ejaz Baloch: Dear General Pasha The Affix with my name “Baloch” do not entitle me to communicate directly to you as our people have no idyllic past experiences of your institution. My personal observations about you are based on your gestures
Amnesty International urges Pakistan to stop unlawful killings in Balochistan: (Washington, D.C.) – Amnesty International strongly condemns the killing of Professor Saba Dashtiyari and calls on the Pakistan government to bring his killers to justice. Professor Saba Dashtiyari succumbed to his injuries after being shot repeatedly by unidentified gunmen