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Pakistan’s Balochistan Problem: An Insurgency’s Rebirth

Aurangzaib Alamgir Early in 2012, a small group of US congressmen looking for alternatives to the Obama administration’s AfPak policy made recommendations for two changes in the region. The first, that instead of fantasizing about incorporating the Taliban into the Afghan political system the United States ought to rearm the Northern Alliance, had been discussed previously. The second recommendation was ...

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Death of Innocence in Lyari

  By Shezad Baloch On Wednesday night Lyari witnessed the worst terrorist attack in its history. “Tonight there’s going to be a huge crowd,” 17-year old Abdul Basit told his family. “I’ll need to get there early if I’m going to grab the perfect spot to enjoy the final.” With those parting words he headed out to Mir Ghus Baksh ...

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Task Force and the fate of Baloch missing persons

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch The illegal detention of people in Pakistan, allegedly by secret agencies collaborating with the security forces, has become an extremely unsettling matter. Due to lack of political will of the establishment, human rights organisations, the judiciary and media have failed to change the mindset of the responsible authorities for the recovery of missing persons. Regardless of ...

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Economic injustice

Shahid Kardar THE Baloch are feeling hard done by and are angry. The causes of their protest, if not distress, are historical and deep-rooted; their significance should not be trivialised by arguing that the uprising we are witnessing in the province is being stoked by India. Although the latter may be true it is Baloch grievances which are fuelling the ...

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Balochistan economic scene: Gwadar deep-water Port-a distant dream

By Siddiq Baluch The national economy is in complete shambles. The rulers got an issue to pacify the broad masses that there is a turnaround in the shape of Gwadar Deep-Water Port. Gwadar is raised as a hope for taking the country out of its economic mess and some people had started believing in such hollow slogans. Massive corruption, gas, ...

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The truth of threatening a Baloch journalist

By Altaf Baloch  Baluchistan, where Journalists lack ownership and support from media organizations and  confront number of hurdles.  Currently Balochistan has become a battle field for journalist because on daily basis journalists receive death threats from different armed groups, professional criminals and secret agencies of the state; however, the responsible authorities and media organizations do not take theses issue serious, ...

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Gwadar attack

In a classic guerilla attack, some 24 insurgents of the Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) (whose spokesman later took responsibility for the incident) stormed a Coast Guards isolated outpost in the Sundsar area near Gwadar. Of the 14 Coast Guards personnel manning the post, seven were killed, the rest wounded, while the two personnel missing were later claimed by the BLF ...

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Balochistan predicament and responsibilities of leftists

By Sabah-ud-Din Saba  The Pakistan ruling class never agreed to conceive the enigma of Balochistan and feel here’s people outlook. And ruling class only sight all things by bestowed optical of imperialist. The senseless ruling class is not capable that be made expectations from them for adjustment of said malady. It is very sad that left-wing intellectual, politicians and analysts ...

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Iron Ore in Balochistan

By Aziz Ajaz As for as the geological importance of Balochistan is concerned, it is generously bestowed, by major raw materials including iron ore, coal and manganese, which used for the production of steel, generating of power to run the industries machinery of Pakistan and metallurgy, refectories, fluxes and fillers respectively. The comparative advantages, international and regional importance of coastal ...

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Taliban in Balochistan

By  Hasrat Iqbal                                             It was last Friday when I went to pay my prayers. Soon after the congregation a young man with a long beard and long hair wearing a black turbine round his head stood up in the first row. “Dear Muslim brothers, Tehrik e Taliban Afghanistan are busy in a war against U.S, NATO and their allies ...

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