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Blacklisted in Baluchistan

By Sumit Galhotra/CPJ Asia Program Research Associate Top of Form  Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made a series of commitments to safeguard press freedom during a meeting with a CPJ delegation last week. Among them was a pledge to speak out in support of media freedom and against attacks on journalists, particularly in high-conflict areas like Baluchistan.  Baluchistan–Pakistan’s largest province by area–has been mired in ...

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Literature: Baloch poets and their inspirational poetry

By Shahjahan Zehri Poetry is one of the most precious assets of Baloch land and its inhabitants. The tree of that poetic tradition has grown up, witnessing the wars throughout the history, the pain is so deeply rooted that even the entire war-torn history could not  uproot the Baloch poetic spirit; it has always smiled in the face of inevitable. ...

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Language policy of National Party

By ABDUL HAKIM BALOCH I was watching an interview of the Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch on a private Balochi T.V Channel. He spoke at length about his various policies, performance, and achievements of his eight-month-old government. He also spoke a lot about his National Party’s manifesto which they had issued for the 2013 general elections. I had  ...

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Demographic change in Balochistan and coming Tsunami

Jeeyand Kashif Sajidi Ever since the inception of Pakistan, Balochistan has been the most turbulent province. It has witnessed five major military operations. The ongoing operation which started on 2006 and was intensified after the demise of Nawab Akbar Bugti an influential tribal chief cum politician has been the deadliest of all operations.  As compared to past, Baloch sarmachars ( Baloch ...

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The Pathetic State of Journalism in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Despite being rich in terms of its natural resources and significant due to its geostrategic location, Balochistan has remained the most backward of all Pakistani provinces. Balochistan also lags behind in terms of standard of journalism practiced here. The province does not get sufficient attention in the national media whereas there is a tremendous need for ...

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AN IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH MALIK SIRAJ AKBAR

Interviewed by Roshan Ghimire Fate may have moved Malik Siraj Akbar from the bucolic terrain of Balochistan to the beltways of Washington D.C, but Akbar’s fight for Balochistan continues even though he is far from home. Akbar is a well- known journalist and a blogger from Balochistan, the largest province of the Pakistan. He was granted political asylum in the United States after facing ...

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Bridge blown up in Balochistan’s Bolan district

Quetta: Unidentified men blew up a newly-built bridge in Balochistan’s Bolan district on Sunday, suspending the traffic bound for Punjab, media reported on Sunday. According to Levies sources, unidentified men set off remote-controlled explosives to blow up a bride recently built on Quetta-Sibbi road in Machh tehsil of Bolan district. The incident suspended the traffic bound for Punjab from Quetta. ...

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Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti: The Brave Man in Baloch History

By Meer Rashid Baloch,  Despite opportunity to live a high and luxurious life, Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti chose to live the hard life in the mountains, sacrificing everything for the sake of the Baloch Nation.  Regardless of his age, he bravely fought for the ownership of Baloch land until his dying breath. He was the one, who stood up for ...

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A Baloch journalist’s trip to America

By Mir Behram Baloch It has been quite a while since I am back from America and I already see lots of changes within me not as a journalist only but as person too. Before I went there I used to hear this sentence a lot that America is land of learning but when I reached there, I truly realized ...

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International Women’s Day and role of Baloch women

Shawn Forbes On the International Women’s Day I ask everyone to join me in celebrating the extensive accomplishments of the inspirational and influential women activists from the turbulent region of Balochistan.  Women like Voice for Baloch Missing Person’s General Secretary Farzana Majeed Baloch has remarkable role as human rights activist .Farzana  Majeed Baloch was an accomplished student, holding a MSC ...

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