Target Killings Archive

A rare instance on the part of a Baloch nationalist leader to condemn target killings of Punjabis: Cross-posted from The Baloch Hal Related articles: BLA terrorists kill four Punjabis in Balochistan’s border town In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan – by Abdul Nishapuri LUBP Punjabi settlers archive Balochistan’s first ever
BLA terrorists kill four Punjabis in Balochistan’s border town: Related articles: In defence of Punjabis: Stop target killing of Punjabi settlers in Balochistan – by Abdul Nishapuri Abdel Malik Rigi’s execution: Does it call for protests from BNF? – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi LUBP Punjabi settlers archive LUBP Editor’s
The death of Lala Hameed Baloch: a case study of a state sponsored murder: Baloch journalist Lala Hameed Baloch, (whose real name was Abdul Hameed Hayatan) was born in 1985, was involved in Baloch nationalist politics, and was a journalist for Daily Karachi and Tawar and played a role in establishing Gwadar press
Lies and half-truths on Balochistan – by Ejaz Haider: The situation in Balochistan is throwing up lies and half-truths. While partisans can’t be trusted with truth, what about some so-called libs whose favourite pastime is to find fault with the state without offering viable policy solutions? Let me put
Karachi’s deadly divide unites two families in grief – by Declan Walsh: Escalating political battle for control of Pakistan metropolis is conducted through drive-by shootings, stabbings and murders One bleeding city, two grieving families. In a shabby apartment block in northern Karachi, Hina Muhammad and her sisters sat quietly in a
Why are PPP governments violent for Karachi?: Source: Express Tribune KARACHI: It is when the numbers stop meaning anything that Karachi starts to panic. The numerical numbness does not, however, exhaust our hankering for some explanation, any explanation, for the killings. The next best thing we can offer ourselves is
Karachi’s civil war: politics by other means – By Dr Mohammad Taqi: About 90 people — 12 in just one instance — were assassinated in Karachi earlier this week and approximately 1,300 have been killed in various acts of violence in the city this year. These are not random or targeted
Karachi: The Genesis of Violence – By Aamir Hussaini:
Arrest these men if you want peace in Karachi:
Murder of Mir Nooruddin Mengal, central leader of BNP-Mengal: After the tragic murder of Habib Jalib Baloch, the Baloch nation, BNP (Mengal) in particular, have lost another of their proud sons. Mir Nooruddin Mengal, a central leader of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal, was gunned down in Kalat town,
Kashmir Bleeds, Does Anyone Heed?- by Hafsa Khawaja: Befittingly termed once as ‘Heaven on Earth’, with millions martyred since the past 6 decades, thousands of half-widows, orphans and missing – Kashmir today is a Palestine-in-the-making of Asia. As the Kashmir intifada continues, anyone keeping a keen eye on
Concerns over Post-military operations developments in KP – by Idrees Kamal: Amn Tehrik (Peace Movement) , an organization of  Political workers, civil society, writers, intellectuals, Lawyers, Students, Labours, Women, Poets and sensible segment of the society and comrises political workers of almost all the secular political parties working in the
MQM leader Imran Farooq assassinated in London: Senior MQM leader Dr. Imran Farooq has been stabbed to death in Mill Hills locality in London. Dr Farooq, 50, was repeatedly stabbed in the head and neck during the assault in Edgware, north London. The killer uses a
Global Media Watchdog says 52 Journalists Killed This Year: Journalists around the world risk their lives for reporting and the world’s oldest global media watchdog says 52 journalists lost their lives while on duty in the first eight months of this year. During the opening ceremony of the
Pakhtun’s business in Karachi: suffers due to target killings – by Sohail Raza Khattak: Sixty three-year-old Zarshed is among the numerous Pakhtun citizens who were forced to close down their hotels and teashops because of the rampant targeted killings in Karachi. Zarshed sells naswar in Jackson Market, Keamari now and earns barely Rs
Importance of a robust peoples’ movement in Punjab against the Punjabi Ruling Elite – by Asim Jaan: I wrote this in response to the recent heinous killings of Punjabis travelling on a bus near Sibbi in particular and the general racial hatred being carried out in Pakistan. I strongly condemn the killing, not only this incident but all
Help the secular, or face the extremists – by Daud Khattak: Fear of targeted killing by the Taliban knocking at the door of Peshawar has forced the leadership of key secular parties to stay inside, thus providing an open field to the religious and pro-Taliban elements to win the hearts
The Dominoes of Balochistan- by Peter Chamberlin: The day must come when sanity prevails in Balochistan, no matter which side proves to be acting in a rational manner. Pakistan is in a very bad way.  By most standards of measurement, it is a failed state, or
MQM’s targeted killing strategy- By Jan Assakzai: Almost on daily basis Pakhtuns are killed in Karachi and  there is a complete silence in the media  to the plight of the beleaguered community. And the victims are dismissed as   workers of  ANP as if their blood is
MQM: Ethnicity and Politics of Violence- by Raza Habib Raja: At the onset I would like to acknowledge that I have very mixed feelings about MQM. At one hand, I like its relatively secular approach and its demonstrated commitment to denounce hardliners when everyone else was actually going for
Sayyed Raza Haider – another victim of terrorist SSP and LeJ: Sayyed Raza Haider, MQM parliamentarian and member of Shia Community was killed with his gunmen in a mosque when he was doing Wuzu (ablution) to participate in a funeral of his friend’s mother. The attackers shouted “Allah O Akbar”
Balochistan after Habib Jalib’s murder – by Jan Assakzai: Increased militant activities mean renewed conflict with the army, even marginal could lead to defensive measures by the BLA and an escalation of violence in Balochistan.
Army and Baloch separatists are responsible for violence in Balochistan: ’ٹارگٹ کلنگ‘ کے واقعات میں تیزی کیوں اعجاز مہر بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد پاکستان کے شورش زدہ صوبے بلوچستان میں قومپرست سیاسی رہنماؤں اور کارکنوں کی ’ٹارگٹ کلنگ‘ کے واقعات میں حالیہ دنوں تیزی نظر
Karachi needs unity – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: جنگ ہم جیت رہے ہیں یا ہار رہے ہیں؟ سوات میں پاکستانی پرچم عین محترمہ بینظیر بھٹو شہید کی خواہش کے مطابق دوبارہ لہرا دیا گیا۔۔۔۔ ٨ سال میں فوجی آپریشن سے جو نتائج نہیں مل سکے وہ چند
Who is behind target killings in Karachi – by Kashif Aziz: Cross posted from Chowrangi Blog It is sad to watch the largest city of Pakistan, one that generates the largest chunk of revenue and provide jobs and shelter to Pakistanis from every nook and corner (and even across the
BNP leader Liaqat Mengal shot dead. Culprit? ISI or Baloch separatists?: KALAT: Liaqat Mengal, a senior BNP Leader and former District President was shot dead in Kalat on Tuesday. Police sources said three unidentified armed bike riders attacked him when he was on his way to Kalat city. Mengal died
Killing of Shias: FIR should be registered against Saudi embassy and the ISI: By Omar Khattab On 17 July a convoy of Shias was attacked by the Taliban who used rockets and automatic weapons and cut down killing 18 including women and children. The most significant part of the attack is not
Senator Habib Jalib Baloch gunned down- by aliarqam: QUETTA: Central Secretary General of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) and former senator Habib Jalib Baloch has been killed in the provincial capital on Wednesday. Moscow-educated Jalib was a prominent Baloch intellectual and a former chairman of the Baloch
LUBP condemns assassination of BNP-M leader Habib Jalib Baloch: Former senator and Baluchistan National Party Mengal (BNP) leader Habib Jalib was shot dead on Saryab Road in Quetta. Habib Jalib was ambushed by unidentified gunmen on Saryab Road. He was taken to the Civil Hospital Quetta where he
Update 3 July 2010: Two more Shias killed by extremist Deobandis of Sipah-e-Sahaba in Karachi and Quetta: The ongoing series of target killing of Shia citizens by extremist Deobandi (wrongly labelled as Wahhabi) terrorists of the Sipah-e-Sahaba / Taliban continues unabated. In the latest episode of this series, two Shia men were target killed in Karachi
Now Pakhtuns’ targeted killings in Balochistan – by Jan Assakzai: Source: Pakistan Press google group First published in: The Frontier Post, 20 June 2010 As it were not enough for the problems of Balochistan, Pakhtuns’ targeted killings have started in Baloch-dominated areas of the province. This menace has the
Two Shia brothers killed by the Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists in Quetta; Pakistani media continues to ignore the Shia genocide – SFP News: Picture source: Samaa TV June 20, 2010 In a yet another incident of target killings of Shia in Pakistan, two brothers were killed and their cousin critically injured in a terrorist attack in Quetta. Hassan and Hasnain (aged between
Killing of Shia doctors in Karachi: survivors recount their tales of horror – by Saher Baloch: Karachi: Yet another doctor was gunned down on Thursday in what appears to be a sectarian targeted killing. Dr Zahid Hussain was the 85th doctor to have been killed in Karachi since 1990. [Landhi Station House Officer Inayatullah told
The continual killing of Shia physicians in Pakistan — by Dr Mahjabeen Islam: LUBP Editor’s note: At long last, someone in Pakistan’s mainstream newspapers has written on this topic, i.e., target killings of Shia doctors in Karachi and elsewhere. Is it mere coincidence that the majority of Pakistani journalists as well as
Sectarian Violence In Karachi: Time To Act – by Sana Saleem: Cross posted from Mystified Justice blog “It was around 8am when Mr Jafri parked his car and walked to enter the hospital. Two men riding motorbikes came close to him. One of them pulled out a 9mm pistol and
Target Killing of Pakistan – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: Target Killing in Pakistan’s economical hub karachi increases day by day. Why Government Law enforcement agancies and Interior Ministry’s effort are useless and why the culprits can easily get released from courts? We all have to strengthen the Chain
“Kill all Shia doctors”, Deobandi ASWJ terrorists’ campaign in Karachi: Shia Muslims hold a banner through the streets of Karachi, condemning recent target killings. – Photo by Reuters; Source: Dawn Killing of Shia doctors continues unabated in Karachi. There is ample evidence of certain pro-Taliban rogue establishment’s involvement in
Karachi’s Beirut-style civil war – by Jan Assakzai: The MQM knows that the threat to its monopoly over street power stems from only one community — the Pakhtuns — so it has taken upon itself the task of browbeating them into submission The recent violence in Karachi
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
The death of a political worker: Image source: Dawn From The News: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA and National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior Chairman Abdul Qadir Patel announced his resignation from both posts on Saturday to protest the murder of his coordinator, Eidi Amin