The other side of the story

HRW annual report and Human Rights violations in Balochistan

BHRW Saturday, February 14th, 2015 03:18 pm 381 Reads

Pakistan has been committing Human Rights violations in Balochistan since 1948 when a brigade of Pakistan army on the order of Mohammad Ali Jinnah (widely known as Jinnah) has attacked the fort of Kalat – the then capital of Balochistan. Since the occupation the basic Human Rights violation in Balochistan mostly went unnoticed due to Pakistan military’s embargo on international and Pakistani media and lack of modern communication system in Balochistan. However, the emergence of social media which is used an alternative media world wide – especially in occupied territories …

Pakistan’s rogue army, China’s weapons and Arab states’ money in Balochistan

Balochistan_Mulla Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 01:03 am 257 Reads

The WikiLeaks has recently revealed that Islamic charities from Saudi Arabia and UAE are giving $100 million dollar yearly to jihadi terrorist organisations in Pakistan. The religious extremist organisation use those money to recruit new Jihadists to their networks in Southern Punjab.

WikiLeaks further reported that the extremist religious organizations exploit worsening poverty in outer areas of Punjab and recruit children of age 8 into the divisions’ growing Deobandi and Ahl-e-Hadith madrassa networks. These children are later indoctrinated into jihadi philosophy, deployed to regional training/indoctrination centres, and ultimately sent to terrorist …

Pakistani aggression against Baloch Political activists in exile

BalochistanWar Sunday, January 25th, 2015 06:09 pm 307 Reads

Since the occupation of Balochistan in 1948 Pakistan has subjected the Baloch people to brutal human rights violations including military operations, indiscriminate bombardment and abduction of Baloch political activists. Thousands of Baloch have been abducted and literally tortured to death in custody by Pakistan army and intelligence agencies in past more than 60 years.

Baloch civilian population in far flung areas of Balochistan have been bombed, people’s livestock were killed in aerial bombardments, Baloch political prisoners were thrown down from helicopters and several houses and villages of Baloch people were bulldozed …

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and its impact on region

troop-withdrawal-afghanistan Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 01:02 am 334 Reads

In 2010 in a conference in London the heads of different states around world have agreed to set up a timetable about withdrawal of Western troops from Afghanistan and gradually give the security of the country to Afghan Army. Later in June 2011 the president of US, Mr Barak Obama, also in a speech announced a timetable for withdrawal of American forces and said that after 2014 the situation of Afghanistan will not remain the same as it had been in past 13 years. He had also said that after …

The threats of growing religious extremism and Balochistan

Jhangvi Saturday, December 27th, 2014 03:11 pm 419 Reads

The new waves of religious extremism and the attack on a school in Peshawar which killed 142 people including 130 schools kids have initiated a new debate. The Pakistani government and the army also seem to be active. The government has lifted moratorium on hangings and implemented it within three days whereas the military also claimed to have killed more than 160 ‘religious extremists’ in three days.

The critics of military and independent experts say that if the military and intelligence agencies of Pakistan can find the whereabouts of a large …

China – Pakistan nexus: Stealing of Balochistan resources

Deal Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 10:40 pm 400 Reads

Balochistan has been the centre of attention because of its vast coastline, enormous resources and strategic geographical location that is why every occupier wished to conquer Balochistan. From Nausherwan Adil to Pakistan all have attacked Balochistan to find a stronghold and loot Balochistan’s natural resources but the original owners of Balochistan ‘the Baloch people’ in their entire history have fought against the foreign invaders exercising their right to self-defence and for regaining their freedom.

The concept of contemporary colonial system has changed but the main reason of Pakistan’s occupation over Balochistan …

Assassination of Zahid Askani Baloch: An attack on Balochistan’s enlightened ideas

ZahidAskani Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 05:45 pm 354 Reads

Last week the Pakistani intelligence agencies shot dead Zahid Askani Baloch, the principal of ‘The OASIS School’ in port city of Gwadar Balochistan when he was driving to school. As soon as he arrived near the school the agencies opened fire on him, seven bullets pierced his body and he embraced martyrdom on the spot.

Zahid Askani Baloch was originally from Panjgur area of Balochistan, after completing his education in the US, he came back to Balochistan and founded the ‘OASIS Primary School System’ to promote quality education among Baloch youth. …

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Editorials

The Alignment of Arab and Baloch Interests in the Middl...

map-balochistan-2Saturday, February 17th, 2018 09:25 am GMT +00:00

By Archen Baloch Iran is one of the weakest countries in the Middle East, given its divergent centrifugal ethnic composition if exploited.  However, thanks to Saudi Arabia, the leader of…

The Collective Punishment in Balochistan...

gomazi_malant_operation-n5Saturday, December 16th, 2017 10:45 am

“No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage…

Baloch Martyrs Day...

Nado4Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 02:33 am

The Baloch nation at home and abroad observes on 13 November of every year as the National Remembrance Day (Baloch Martyrs Day) to commemorate the struggle and sacrifice of Khan…

The QDA land grabbing mafia brutalities in New Kahan...

QDA2Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 10:11 am

The Pakistan army, representatives of Pakistan at Balochistan assembly and the QDA (Quetta Development Authorities) mafia headed by GD Imran Zarkoon and wing commander Pakistan FC Usman have started demolishing…

Interviews

Balochistan: Exclusive interview of Dr Shan Baloch...

HECProtestMonday, February 12th, 2018 08:10 pm

The students of different medical colleges in Balochistan have been protesting against Higher Education Commission (HEC) for what they describe as ‘irregularities’ in the entry test of Bolan Medical College…