The other side of the story

Baloch Liberation Charter: A contract for freedom from a repressive Pakistan

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By Sobdar Baluch
Balochistan is situated in Central Asia and is considered to be the gateway of world’s economy due to its poignant geostrategic location. It has approximately 1000km long coastline which includes the most important port of Gwadar where Pakistan and China trying build one end of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor at the cost of the many poor residents of Gwadar.
Since the illegal occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan in 1948, the Baloch people have made five attempts to regain their freedom. The latest phase of Baloch liberation struggle started in …

Swings in US-Pak relations

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By C. Christine Fair

The United States generally, and the U.S. State Department in particular, seem perennially unwilling to grasp the realities of Pakistan. Refusing to recognize that Pakistan pursues ideological goals through the use of terrorism under its ever-expanding nuclear umbrella, the United States persists with the same strategy it has always used to handle the “Pakistan problem” – namely, attempt to induce better Pakistani comportment through handsome allurements.

The most Panglossian American policy makers believe that there is some magical combination of rewards and …

Afghan government’s unsuccessful talks with Ghosts

Afghanistan-Government-and-Afghan-Taliban-Talks-Facilitated-by-Pakistan Monday, January 11th, 2016 02:17 pm

By Hafeez Hassanabadi

Translated by Archen Baloch

The new government in Kabul started a good beginning but failed to formulate correct policies. As a result, a new cancer begun to spread across the country. Under American guidance neither they conducted a fair election nor did they stabilize the country internally. Important tasks such as setting up a new cabinet took months.

A country, facing dire security situation, has unnecessarily failed to nominate a defence minister for one year. The uncertainty is still looming large on the horizon of the country and its friends. …

A Grim Outlook on the Success of International alliance against Daesh (ISL)

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By Hafeez Hassanabadi

The rulers of Islamic countries are tyrants and their citizens are deprived of justice within their inherently oppressive systems. Therefore desperate disaffected populations living under corrupt oppressive regimes are eager to support any voice which rises against their tyrannical rulers. Often these oppressed peoples are left with no choice as a result of the extreme sense of helpless and hopelessness.

They lend their support to any force who opposes their oppressors. Daesh (ISL) is utilizing this sense of deprivation among oppressed and disaffected populations to their full advantage on …

What is the Good of Pakistan to Baloch?

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By Archen Baloch
For Baloch the meaning of “struggle for rights” has changed to a sense of stupidity altogether. To Baloch, the characters of Pakistani parliamentary politics and peaceful street protests have always been a perpetual curse of 68 years’ self-deception that bore nothing except misery and deprivation. The objective question underlined here marks Pakistan’s nasty relation with Baloch – What is the good of Pakistan to Baloch?
Despite being one of the world richest lands, Balochistan is amongst poorest nations on earth. This sentence contains question marks, therefore, Instead …

Balochistan, Captive Nation

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by JOSH GELERNTER September 4, 2015

The Balochs deserve support for the same reason Tibetans and Kurds do.

Tibet’s desire for self-determination is one of the worthier causes-célèbres. On the other side of Asia, the Kurds are fighting Turkey and Iran for control of Kurdistan; since they’re also fighting ISIS “on behalf of the free world” — as a Kurdish diplomat put it — the Kurds’ cause is on its way to being as célèbre’d as Tibet’s. More power to them. Halfway between Tibet and Kurdistan, another people …

Why is the World Silent Over Massacre of Children in Baluchistan

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The tragic incident of the Syrian boy Alan Kurdi has raised several eye brows and heart around the world. All hail to the little kid, that saved several other lives of children around the world. However, in another part of the world, the rights of children continue to be violated brazenly with the army indulging in deliberate killings. How many of those who shared the tragic picture of Alan Kurdi know about the fate of a 10 year old child Chakhar Baluch. In January 2014, the tortured and bullet-riddled body …

Editorials

Free Balochistan Movement week-long campaign...

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Balochistan is the homeland of the Baloch people and it is located in one of the most strategic locations in the world. The total area of Balochistan is about 560,000…

The plight of abducted Baloch women...

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Occupied Balochistan located in the centre of South Asia, Central Asia and Middles East is a land where Pakistani state is involved in extrajudicial executions, torture, displacement, Kidnapping and massacre…

The Alyan Kurdi and refugees of Balochistan...

BalochistanWarMonday, September 21st, 2015 11:55 am

The Kurdish toddler Alyan Kurdi, his 5 years old brother and 35 years old mother died while fleeing from war-torn Syria when their boat sunk trying to reach the Greek…

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