Baloch Nationalism Archive

Balochistan target killings : A wake up call: Monday saw an escalation of violence in different parts of Balochistan, where two fatal attacks once again highlighted the sectarian and ethnic quandary of the province. Mohammad Ashfaq, a senior educationist at the Pak-German Technical Training Centre was gunned
Balochistan: a flawed policy – by Sanaullah Baloch: While remote-controlling the province via civil armed forces may breed more resentment and violence, support for apolitical tribal chiefs as an alternative against the popular Baloch leadership will solely promote corruption, bad governance and will lead to a harmful
There cannot be justice without freedom – by Imtiaz Baloch: There cannot be a human rights violation greater than the enslavement of a people. All the categories of rights and freedoms are lost or snatched away with a single stroke. Such is the plight of Baloch and other stateless
If half-a-million ethnic Punjabis flee Balochistan – by Jan Assakzai: If they flee Balochistan A disturbing fallout of Baloch militants’ estrangement is going to be mass migration from Balochistan of Punjabi- and Urdu-speaking people, who mostly live in Quetta. The professional entrepreneurial middle class composed of the non-indigenous communities
The Scylla of violence: indiscriminate violence against the non-combatant settlers in Balochistan – by Dr Mohammad Taqi: “This is a political war and it calls for discrimination in killing.” — John Paul Vann, US adviser in Vietnam The recent killing of Professor Nazima Talib in Quetta has once again called into question the logic of indiscriminate
In Support of BBC: Lift the Ban Immediately: BBC ‘concern’ over Urdu FM news ban in Pakistan The BBC World Service has expressed concern that 24 out of its 34 FM partner stations in Pakistan have been told to halt BBC Urdu news broadcasts. The decision was
From the Battle of Algiers to the Baloch Resistance – by Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur: Winning the Battle of Algiers If brutal crackdowns and search operations of suspected areas had any success in deterring people from struggling for their national, political, social and economic rights, Algeria would still have been a French colony Jeehamd
In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan – by Abdul Nishapuri: Update: Target killing of Professor Nazima Talib Mehdi: Shame on BLA terrorists. Where are your Baloch traditions? The Punjabi scapegoat It is common practice in the (so called) leftist and progressive circles of Pakistan to blame Punjab for all
Nasrullah Baloch – “The Supreme Court No Longer Talks of the Missing Persons”: Source The Baloch Hal An exclusive interview of Nasrullah Baloch, chairman Voice for Missing Baloch Persons (VMBP) with The Baloch Hal Interview by Malik Siraj Akbar If there is one issue one cannot skip while talking about Balochistan, it
Balochistan’s depressed Press – Baloch Hal Editorial: Source The Baloch Hal Daily Asaap. Abid Amin. Khuzdar Press Club. Malik Arif. All these tags lead to divergent but equally disheartening conclusions which narrate an abysmal state of the press freedom in Balochistan. These tags help us to
Balochistan: Pakistan’s broken mirror – by Madiha Tahir: Source: The National – via Raza Rumi Baloch children hold up nationalist posters. Photographs by Asim Hafeez for The National Islamabad’s brutal attempts to crush ethnic Baloch nationalism have met with fierce, escalating resistance – and have laid bare the
An Article 370 for Balochistan — by Riaz Shahid: I propose an Article 370 type provision in the constitution of Pakistan to satisfy the Baloch. There should be a bar on people from other provinces on voting or buying property in Balochistan for a period of at least
Mai Jori – by Harris Khalique: In recent by-elections in PB-25 constituency of Jafferabad (Balochistan), PPP’s Nasir Khan Jamali won by a large margin. This area is a Jamali stronghold and tribal affiliations are the determining factor in electoral victory in Balochistan. However, the most
Taliban’s attack on Baloch cultural concert in Khuzdar blacked out by Pakistani media: An injured student is treated at a hospital after a blast in Khuzdar, southwestern Pakistan, on March 2, 2010. Source: Xinhua Once again, Pakistani media has almost blacked out an act of violence by Taliban extremists. This time the
The real ‘National’ languages – by NAD Pukhtunyar: The Pukhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, while observing the following: 1 Pakistan is a state comprising five different ethnicities/nations; 2 The national, economic and cultural rights of all the nationalities are invoilable; 3 All institutions of the state such as
Former corps commander, 2 ISI officials booked: * Case registered in line with orders of Supreme Court over disappearance of Quetta resident Ali Asghar Bangalzai By Malik Siraj Akbar QUETTA: Police in the provincial capital registered a case on Wednesday against former corps commander Gen (r)
Balochistan’s unattended IDP crisis — by Malik Siraj Akbar: There are obvious reasons for the country’s security establishment to create obstacles for aid workers. The grave violations of human rights during the military operation in Balochistan are likely to be exposed to the international community once they are
Shameful statement by Balochistan Chief Minister: This Baloch Hal Editorial discusses the shameful statement made by Chief Minister Raisani regarding the missing persons of Balochistan: Nawab Mohammad Aslam Raisani, the chief minister, astounded everyone in Khuzdar during a press-talk by saying that most of the
NRO for Balochistan – by Asadullah Ghalib: Asadullah Ghalib welcomes the PPP government’s national reconciliation (NRO) for Balochi rights fighters.
A critical analysis of the Balochistan Package – by Qais Anwar: آغاز حقوق بلوچستان ۔۔۔۔ طبل جنگ ؛ سمجھوتہ یا ایک اور پسپاءی آصف ذرداری کوء ی نہ کوءی ایسا جرم کرتا رہتا ہے کہ وہ ایسٹبلشمنٹ کے تیروں کی زد میں آ جاتا ہے ۔پچھلے ادوار میں یہ جرم
President felicitates the nation on Balochistan empowerment package: This picture was taken during BB’s last visit to Quetta , 15th Dec, 2007 Late Benazir Bhutto on her last visit to Baluchistan sought a public apology from Baluch Brothers and sister. She promised to give them their due
Will the Talibanic journalists and politicians ever speak about it?: On the run Target killing in Balochistan is rising, with more and more non-Baloch officials and Shia Hazaras seeking safe shelter elsewhere in the country By Adnan Adil Following the killing of three Baloch leaders — Munir Baloch, Ghulam
Our intelligence agencies are patriot and can’t be involved in Baloch leaders’ killings – by Wusatullah Khan: ! نا بابا نا غلام محمد بلوچ ، شیر محمد بگتی اور لالہ منیر کو بلوچستان میں متحرک طالبان یا القاعدہ نے مارا ہے۔کیونکہ قوم پرستی کی لہر عام بلوچوں میں امریکہ کے خلاف جذبہ جہاد پیدا کرنے میں
Army and Balochistan: Talat Hussain’s Analysis On Current Balochistan Situation:
Balochistan Burns!: Furore in Balochistan over killing of nationalist leaders QUETTA, April 9: A police constable was killed and at least 12 other people were injured in firing on Thursday as Balochistan slid into violence after the bodies of three Baloch
Threat to secular Balochistan? How real is the issue of Talibanisation in Quetta?: Threat to secular Balochistan? By Malik Siraj AkbarMonday, 09 Mar, 2009 NOTHING embarrasses and irks Pakistani spymasters more than the issue of Talibanisation in Quetta. Over the years, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeatedly protested against the alleged protection
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claims responsibility for the attack on Jan Muhammad Dashti in Quetta: (SANA News): Bloch Student Organization (BSO) Islamabad Zone will hold protests demonstration on Wed, 25 February against the attack on Secretary of Mines and Minerals Jan Muhammad Dashti here on Wednesday (today) before National Press Club Islamabad. He was
In Balochistan Taliban supporters, both covertly and overtly, help extremism against the secular parties: The hinge Monday, January 12, 2009Once again eyes turn towards Balochistan – the largest, least populated, poorest and, by a terrible irony, most resource-rich province of the federation. Concerns are growing that the process of Talibanisation which has created
Baloch protest against ‘Talibanisation’: The Balochistan National Party (BNP) Information Secretary and former senator Mr Sanaullah Baloch told Daily Times on Sunday that “supporters” of the Taliban had “captured land worth Rs2 billion in the eastern and western parts of Quetta” to “undermine
Munir Mengal’s Baloch Voice TV project, ISI, MI and General Musharraf: The man who survived Pakistan’s Gestapo: The man who survived Pakistan’s GestapoSaturday, December 13, 2008Rahimullah Yusufzai Businessman Munir Mengal’s disclosures about his 22 months’ detention in Pakistan are shocking and painful. The only known reason for his arrest and torture at the hands of former
Well done, Zardari. You need to do more to address genuine concerns of our Baloch brothers and sisters: More for the Baloch WHILE the debate over which should come first in Balochistan, development or peace, is a never-ending one, no progress can be made on either unless a well-thought-out strategy is put into action. Considering that this