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The ugly face of sectarianism in Balochistan

By Yousaf Ajab Baloch People from the Hazara community have, once again, become victims of sectarianism. On January 21, 2014, a suicide bomber blew himself up near a pilgrims bus and the bus caught fire. This ugly attack caused the deaths of more than 28 people and wounded 39 others. The injured and dead include children and women. This fresh attack ...

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Who caused the 9/11 of Balochistan?

   By Yousaf Ajab Baloch On Saturday, August 26, 2006, the assassination of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, the former governor of Balochistan and former federal minster, proved that the establishment had utilised his loyalty merely to plunder the Baloch resources. Though the murder of the 79-year-old Nawab Bugti was a great ‘victory’ for the establishment or General Pervez Musharraf, it ...

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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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The ‘burnt Malalas’ of Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch June 16, 2013 was a day of severe suffering for the parents in Balochistan when they received the burnt dead bodies of their daughters, whilst the rest of the world was gifting flowers to their fathers on Fathers’ Day. In Balochistan. fathers, with immeasurable pain, were trying to identify their daughters’ dead bodies that had been burnt ...

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‘Abduct, kill and dump’ in Balochistan

Yousaf Ajab Baloch Though there are multiple layers of violence and tension in Balochistan, ‘kill and dump’ of the Baloch ‘missing’ persons is one of the most vexing issues of the time. Recovery of bullet-riddled dead bodies with ruthless torture signs is an everyday occurrence. The judiciary, media, human rights organisations and Baloch nationalist parties have failed to persuade the ...

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Earthquake devastation in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Earthquake in Balochistan has left a great suffering for the people of district Washuk in Maskel city. The recent natural calamity is going to turn in to human made disasters because of no remarkable relief activities. The government authorities have sufficed with only few activities for mitigation of the victim’s suffering. The controversial statements of government ...

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Malnutrition plagues children in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Suffering is synonymous with the people of Balochistan, as are disasters. They come in the form of the wrath of nature, or at the hands of human beings. The lack of planning for disaster risk reduction or emergency-based support reflects the disinterest of authorities. It seems as if the functionaries are only concerned with the region’s ...

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Polytechnic College Uthal remains dysfunctional for several years

 By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Saeed Ahmed, 27, was an 8th-grade student when he came to know that newly commenced construction at his home town Uthal was of Polytechnic College. Knowing this he was over excited that his dream could come true and he would become an engineer. The construction of the building was completed some many years ago, unfortunately, Saeed ...

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Gaddani: Victims of Sea Erosion still remain shelter less

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch GADDANI: Sea erosion is a natural phenomenon that takes place along the coastal areas, causing loss of property and resulting hardships for the inhabitants.  Along the coast of Pakistan, Gaddani is also one of the affected areas by sea erosion. Sea erosion has submerged and  damaged houses of the poor fishermen, government owned buildings, religious places ...

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My all efforts are for empowering women through education: Sumeera Mehboob

Interview by : Yousaf Ajab Baloch Sumeera Mehboob Belongs to Khuzdar district. She has more than a decade professional experience in community development, strengthening civil society, disaster risk management, gender based violence, quantitative research, policy and project support, human resource management and human source development along with the managerial skills. She has extensive national exposure through working with different cultural groups ...

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