The ugly man in USA

A former political appointee Pakistani ambassador to the US has been resident in the US since 2012. He moved there after a court case investigated his possible connivance in a letter to the US asking them to make defanging the Pakistan military a condition for US support. At that time the term ‘trojan horse’ came to mind. Now this gentleman has given the terms ‘toady’ and ‘turncoat’ a whole new meaning. . . . → Read More: The ugly man in USA

The Indian paranoia continues

Attempts are being made to mainstream the preposterous claim that the communal problem in India was imagined. Surely, there is no smoke without fire. To believe that an entire country was founded on a farce is consensual idiocy to say the very least. Perhaps, those who aim to find faults with the thought process of . . . → Read More: The Indian paranoia continues

#ShameOnLUMS

So once again its about freedom of speech and freedom of expression. A professor at LUMS, Dr.Anne-Christine Habbard, wanted to launch an open dialogue on Balochistan specifically calling upon the issue of human rights and abuse of power by the Pakistani security agencies against the peaceful people of Balochistan. There is no point is delving . . . → Read More: #ShameOnLUMS

The new great game in Balochistan?

Tacstrat Analysis

Balochistan, situated in the south west of Pakistan, is becoming increasingly important when evaluating the regional affairs. With the discovery of vast fields of natural gas in 1952, along with various valuable minerals, the province is experiencing enhanced interest from foreign investors and developers. Its strategic and prime location opens up development junctures . . . → Read More: The new great game in Balochistan?

Balochistan’s status quo is the problem

The secessionist sentiment in Balochistan did not surface overnight; insurrection and instability in the province dates back to the 19th century. It was at the centre of the Great Game back then and today, as fate would have it, the province has found itself at the nexus of a New Great Game involving global and . . . → Read More: Balochistan’s status quo is the problem

Balochistan issue is real and urgent

(By Sajjad Shaukat) When during the Musharraf regime, Pakistan government initiated the construction of Gwadar deep-seaport in Balochistan province in March 2002 with Chinese assistance, sirens went off in the capitals of foreign countries, especially the United States, India and Israel. The US took it as a threat to its global plans, and India felt . . . → Read More: Balochistan issue is real and urgent

The dangers Balochistan faces

(Mohammad Jamil) Balochistan, the resource-rich province of Pakistan, appears to have been attracting the attention of foreign predators, usurpers and imperialistic powers who intend to expand their influence in the region to gain control of minerals and other economic resources. Unfortunately, Balochistan lacks technological prowess and economic resources to exploit its minerals and untapped resources. . . . → Read More: The dangers Balochistan faces

Fight against polio: Sukkur strain found in Quetta

QUETTA: The discovery of a polio virus strain linked to Sukkur in the Balochistan capital has sent shockwaves through polio eradication officials, a Unicef official said on Monday.

The Balochistan government has called an emergency meeting and announced it would launch a special campaign in areas bordering the Sindh province. “Wild Polio virus . . . → Read More: Fight against polio: Sukkur strain found in Quetta

Foreign involvement in Balochistan unrest, Bugti

Balochistan Home Minister Mir Safaraz Bugti on Monday said that a foreign hand was involved in terrorism in Balochistan.

In a statement issued, Bugti said Balochistan has long border with neighbouring countries and terrorists have their training camps in mountainous areas.

“There are 34 camps in a neighbouring country’s . . . → Read More: Foreign involvement in Balochistan unrest, Bugti

Over 22 pilgrims killed in terror attack near Pak-Iran border

(By Syed Ali Shah) QUETTA: The death toll in a twin suicide attack near the Pak-Iran border Taftan reached 24 on Monday, including four terrorists, a senior administration official said.

Earlier, 22 people had been reported killed.

Qambar Dashti, the Commissioner Quetta Division, told Dawn.com that 14 out of the total 18 injured persons . . . → Read More: Over 22 pilgrims killed in terror attack near Pak-Iran border