The other side of the story

What is the Good of Pakistan to Baloch?

Baloch Saturday, November 21st, 2015 12:56 am 284 Reads

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

BalochistanRustom Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 03:33 pm 294 Reads

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

560ddf88-2e5c-5c27 Saturday, September 26th, 2015 09:55 am 242 Reads

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 …

Negotiations and Liberation Movements

BalochistanMap Sunday, September 6th, 2015 09:42 pm 319 Reads

By Rustum Baloch

Baloch liberation movement was started in 1948 when Pakistan forcibly invaded independent Balochistan. Since then there has been many uprisings against illegal occupation of Balochistan. Pakistani forces managed to temporarily crush some of the Baloch uprisings whereas some could not progress because of the lack of long-term goal and clear vision of Baloch leadership. But the current movement is different from past movements because this movement engulfs all the Baloch areas from Kahan to Gwadar. Baloch have joined the national movement to liberate their country and this time …

Has Pakistan conquered Balochistan?

gwadar-port Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 01:26 pm 276 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 308 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 205 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, …

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Editorials

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

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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...

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“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…