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The Double Standards of Balochistan’s Chief Minister

The Double Standards of Balochistan’s Chief Minister

By Adnan Aamir, Freelance Researcher, Analyst and Columnist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

The people of Balochistan will continue to suffer as long as people like Dr. Malik continue to be their Chief Minster. Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, Chief Minister of Balochistan visited flood hit areas in Multan on 17th September. He was greeted by his counterpart in Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif. At the occasion Dr. Malik gave a cheque of Rs. 100 million and 3 truckloads as aid for the flood victims of Punjab. Helping anyone at the […]

September 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Balochistan, Pakistan, Politics
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Rising Poverty and Unemployment in Balochistan

By Adnan Aamir, Freelance Researcher, Analyst and Columnist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Balochistan and Pakistan falsely assert that the economic and political situation is improving. Balochistan is synonymous with problems and security concerns. The threats to the lives of political activists and journalists in Balochistan continue to rise. Contrary to claims of Chief  Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, the security situation in Balochistan has deteriorated since he has assumed office of chief executive. Along with security related problems, poverty and unemployment are huge challenges in Balochistan and […]

September 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Balochistan, Economics, Pakistan, South Asia
Why We Remember The Anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti

Why We Remember The Anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti

By Adnan Aamir, Freelance Researcher, Analyst and Columnist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

There is consensus in Pakistani society that Pervez Musharraf committed a blunder by ordering the killing of Akbar Bugti. Yesterday, the eighth anniversary of the death of Nawab Akbar Bugti was observed in Pakistan. The events related to his assassination are still shrouded in mystery. However, everyone knows that he was assassinated on the orders of President Pervez Musharraf who congratulated his troops after his assassination. Later on, the dictator backtracked form his statements and […]

August 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Balochistan, Politics
English Schools to Re-Open in Balochistan

English Schools to Re-Open in Balochistan

By Mir Behram Baloch, Journalist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

PANJGUR — Private schools and English coaching centers in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province were told to reopen today after they were closed following threats from an Islamist militant outfit. Owners of these schools and coaching centers had been told to reopen their institutions on June 23, said Samiullah, the district police officer of Panjgur, a district in the west Balochistan province of Pakistan. “These centers have been closed from the last one month following threats […]

June 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Balochistan, Pakistan, Politics
Terrorists Threaten to Close Girls Schools in Panjgur

Terrorists Threaten to Close Girls Schools in Panjgur

By Changiz Baluch, Writer and Human Rights Activist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

The new threats to private schools in Panjgur, a district in Southwestern Balochistan, are considered a conspiracy to counter the Baloch national movement. My hometown Panjgur in Pakistan’s Balochistan province was once among the most educated towns in Balochistan. Now it is terrorized by a radical armed group called Tanzeem-ul-Islam-ul-Furqan opposing girls education in the district. On April 25, a letter from the group circulated in Panjgur warning all the private schools to stop Western education, which […]

What Everybody Ought to Know About Journalists in Balochistan

What Everybody Ought to Know About Journalists in Balochistan

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch, Journalist and Human Rights Defender
Location Pakistan Pakistan

It is obvious that the Pakistani government has failed to protect journalists. Pakistan is known as one of the most dangerous areas for journalists. In particular, one of Pakistan’s provinces, Balochistan, has become the epicenter of violence against journalists where more than 34 have been killed in last six years. Most of these journalists were abducted and later killed. Relatives of these journalists and reporters allege that Pakistani security agencies or militant groups are responsible […]

Balochistan Will be More Prosperous in 2050

Balochistan Will be More Prosperous in 2050

By Changiz Baluch, Writer and Human Rights Activist
Location United States United States

While previously unknown and neglected, today many people know Balochistan for being a lucrative and prosperous land. The world has kept an eye on the epicenter of development in the region. Balochistan, an emerging sovereign economy in Asia, has held successful dialogues with the United States to start a multi-billion project in Reko Diq. After turning down the proposals by China and India, Balochistan’s Secretary of Petroleum and Natural Resources was invited by US authorities […]