The other side of the story

Has Pakistan conquered Balochistan?

gwadar-port Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 01:26 pm 146 Reads

By Jamal Nasir Baloch

On 26 August 2015 BBC Urdu broke the news that self-proclaimed Nawab of Bugti tribe and President of Baloch Republican Party Brahumdagh Bugti has announced that he is ready to withdraw the demand of an independent Balochistan. In his latest interview he also emphasised that he always wanted to negotiate with Pakistani establishment but they (establishment) were never serious to talk on Balochistan’s issue. Mr Bugti is the grandson of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti who was murdered by Pakistan military on 26 …

Baloch – the people the world forgot

Baloch-Martyrs-Day Sunday, August 30th, 2015 11:32 pm 162 Reads

By Vikram Sood

Open source data compiled by the New Delhi-based South Asia Terrorism Portal in 2014, listed recovery of 153 bullet-riddled bodies in Balochistan as against 39 in the previous year. Most of these were recoveries from three mass graves in the Khuzdar district in southern Balochistan, where Baloch separatism is stronger. These recoveries confirmed the assessment that a sustained campaign by the state’s covert agencies to target Baloch nationalists had been launched, which meant disappearances accompanied by a ‘kill and dump’ policy.

Killings since 2004 have been through its favourite …

Gwadar Port: A Mega Plan to Eliminate Baloch

Sierra Exif JPEG Sunday, May 17th, 2015 12:12 pm 114 Reads

By Nobat Marri

Balochistan has always been an attraction for superpowers for its strategic location and massive reserves of natural resources, be it the colonial era of 1700-1900 of Britain or post-colonial era of Pakistani occupation and the cold war between Soviet Union and USA.  The people of Balochistan have suffered for several centuries in the hands of colonizers and occupiers. Baloch conditions have gone from bad to worse after artificial states of Iran and Pakistan occupied Balochistan in 1928 and 1948 respectively.

The people of Balochistan with huge deposit of gold, …

Balochistan the untold story

Balochistan Monday, April 27th, 2015 07:37 pm 96 Reads

A Baloch student recently summed up Balochistan’s grievances before a civil society fact-finding mission by declaring: “We (the people of Balochistan) have not been neglected by the state alone; our compatriots in other provinces too have all along been indifferent to our plight. They do not care for us. They don’t even wish to understand our problems.”

The causes of the indifference the young Baloch was complaining of lie in the vested interest’s relentless efforts to prevent the people from knowing and understanding Balochistan and its …

Martyrs of Murgaab: Their sacrifices for the Nation are immortal in history

Murgaab Thursday, April 9th, 2015 04:23 pm 86 Reads

By: I.Baloch

A True Legend comes but only once in centuries.  A Legend means; one who makes history who do good for others who render sacrifices for their motherland or they make significant unique positive change that benefits the entire world.  A legend fights against injustice and slavery; creating awareness around the world about their nation and their language. Legends such as Baghat Singh, Chakar e Azam, Sikandar e Azam, Nawab Akhbar Khan Bugti, Balach Marri and many others.  While they embraced martyrdom and no longer physically alive in the world, …

Baloch identity and colonial threat

BalochistanRustom Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 01:59 pm 82 Reads

By Rustum Baloch

Balochistan was illegally occupied by Pakistan in 1948. Ever since, Balochistan’s resources have been plundered by the state of Pakistan at accelerating speed. The main beneficiary of this aggressive rip-off is Panjab and its ruling class, while Baloch are living in extreme poverty and hardship. Baloch are kept away systematically from effective education, health and basic necessities. They have been prevented from practicing and developing their culture. A fraudulent Pakistani curriculum has been imposed on Baloch. Their national heroes Chaker Khan, Hamal Jehaind, Balach, Naseer khan Noori were …

Why Baloch cannot benefit from their natural resources?

natural Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 07:15 pm 109 Reads

By, I.Baloch

Pakistan occupied Balochistan’s total area is 347,190 km (134,051 square miles). According to government figures 2009 estimates, Balochistan has a population of nearly 10 million this, however, is a guesstimate because there has been no proper consensus in Balochistan. The Baloch homeland is bordered with Iran in the west, Afghanistan and the North West Frontier Province to the North, Punjab and Sindh in the East. South of Balochistan is bordered with the Arabian Sea. There are 32 districts in Balochistan which include 1. Awaran. 2, Barkhan. 3, Bolan. 4, …

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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…

Free Balochistan Movement week-long campaign...

fbm_protestSunday, October 23rd, 2016 01:25 pm

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…

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